A better day for Fayez

This was the first time I’d met Fayez and his mum, and I instantly fell in love with them both. Fayez’ mother is one of the sweetest people I’ve met. Where my Arabic quickly ran out, her kind, patient smile seemed to fill in all the gaps. I very quickly forgot the language barrier as we sat there together sharing photos and company.

Ten day old Fayez was doing much better today. The infection is improving and he isn’t on any oxygen. The medical team are hoping it will be possible to perform the surgery next week.

As the doctor explained all this, Fayez’ mother seemed to relax a little. The worry in her eyes turned to relief as she thanked God for her son’s improvement.