His oxygen levels were in the 40 % range without oxygen, so we asked his family to please keep him on oxygen all the time. After he was cradled in his mother’s arms with oxygen support, his oxygen levels slowly started to improve.
We sat in their home together with his family and cousins, drinking tea and exchanging stories. Mohammed’s family had to move from near Mosul to Zakho Iraqi Kurdistan due to ISIS.
At birth, Mohammed was given three months to live. However Mohammed has far surpassed this expectancy. His family has hope for him in Israel.
With our portable oxygen concentrator, we took Mohammed to an echo and to get a corona test in Kurdistan, as well as get to know his family more. The local cardiologist reiterated the severity of his heart condition and wished us safe travels as we left. Mohammed was diagnosed with a heart condition called Double Outlet Right Ventricle. His heart is even on the other side of his little body.