Extubated for now; problems still

Following a surgery at Sheba Hospital to place a permanent pacemaker last week, Ahmed is now awake and extubated. However, the doctor in the ICU explained to me that his diaphragm is paralyzed and he is in respiratory distress. He will have surgery in a few days to repair his diaphragm. In the meantime, if his situation worsens, he will need to be reintubated.

Additionally, the most recent tests show hemorrhaging in Ahmed’s brain. The doctors are performing an EEG today to determine the best course of treatment.

This time in the hospital has been very difficult for Ahmed’s mother, who is now struggling with the effects of prolonged stress. Please pray for rest for her as she awaits more news about Ahmed.