Morning started off a little different than expected. The plan was for Ahmed and his mother and Barzan and his mother to accompany their boys to Schneider Children's Hospital for ECGs and echos. Due to an unexpected problem with Ahmed's mother's pregnancy, she was immediately transported to a local clinic and restricted to bed rest for the next two weeks.
How wonderful is it to have a friend to go to the hospital with you? It worked out great! The boys were great companions and we learned that Ahmed's heart defect is mild and he will not need to have surgery at this time. We don't always know what God wants to accomplish when He brings a family to Shevet Achim. But his time we believe a mother's health and the well-being of future members of her family were of great importance to our Creator. We will continue to monitor the narrowing of Ahmed's main artery coming out of his heart, but for now, he can do anything any other healthy seven-year-old can do.