"Mama," she says to Haider's sister Zainab. "The flower in my sandal has come off."
"It's OK," Zainab reassures her.
"So Noor calls you mama?" I ask Zainab.
"Yes," she says. "And Fatima, too."
They are the two women who took over as primary caregivers after Soad died in 2008. She underwent routine gallbladder surgery but did not survive the complications afterward.
The family blames Iraq's medical system. They say all the good doctors fled the country once the war began. They also say Soad died of a broken heart: Her son Bashar was still behind bars and Noor was struggling.
"My mother did everything for her. She spoiled her," says Hanan, another one of Haider's sisters. "After she died, it was different. We all have our own lives, our own children. There's less and less time for Noor."
Soad worried constantly about her granddaughter's future. She made the family vow to never forsake Noor.
Zainab stepped into Soad's role. Noor, she says, is keenly aware of her situation.
She asks Noor sometimes: "Who is your real mother?"
"Iman," Noor answers.
Zainab tells Noor that she will take her back to live with Iman, if Noor desires.
"She didn't want me," Noor answers. "She left me. ... You are my mother."
As she grows older, she is more and more conscious of Zainab and Fatima having to help her urinate by inserting a catheter.
They are still using the plastic tubes that Childspring gave them. They use each one three times but only have about 100 left and don't know if they are available in Baghdad. Sometimes, she suffers from urinary tract infections, which have to be treated with antibiotics.
Typical of spina bifida children, Noor also cannot defecate by herself. Increasingly, it's a source of embarrassment.
One time, Fatima asked a local neighborhood boy to run to the store to buy the pads that Noor wears to school in case of uncontrolled leakage. Noor was upset. She didn't want an outsider to know.
Sometimes, Noor breaks down in tears when she can no longer stand to be around normal children. She looks into her aunts' eyes as if to get affirmation of her situation.
She once had a fight with one of her cousins who told her: "I am better than you. I can walk."
Noor screamed back: "Some day, I will walk."
She constantly tells Zainab: "I want to walk like the other kids."
"Inshallah," Zainab answers. God willing. Zainab doesn't know how else to answer.
"When she sees other children, she gets frustrated, depressed," Zainab says. "It eats at her from the inside. She knows her mother didn't want her. This affected her greatly."
At night, Noor often sleeps next to Zainab, holding onto her tightly. "I am sad," she tells her.
Recently, Zainab told Noor she is engaged to be married and might soon move away to be with her husband in Dubai.