Little Yousif was fasting from the morning in preparation for his surgery today. The procedure took about two hours, and his mum was keen to see Yousif as soon as possible. The good news is that the surgery went well, and as he recovers, he should be in better condition than he was before. They are hopeful to extubate Yousif soon.

This surgery was a “small” and “easy” surgery, as his mother explained to me from what she understood from the surgeons. This in comparison to the big open-heart surgery which he had previously had, the surgery for his diaphragm is quite a different case. Still, we agreed together that in the hands of surgeons, it could be ‘easy.’ For me and Yousif’s mum, this would be completely impossible. Thankfully, Yousif is now in the hospital with access to highly skilled professionals who have experience and equipment necessary to do such procedures.

Thank you for your prayerful covering for this little one.