A new girl

Salwa went into her arterial switch surgery this morning. Her mother has spent a couple of long days in the hospital this week and last, so she is no stranger to waiting. But these hours separated from her baby were a different entity. She bravely endured the five hour wait, crying a little occasionally and all the while unable to relax or take her mind off Salwa.

Thankfully, the doctor brought the good news that Salwa’s surgery had been finished successfully. It was a big surgery, but so far into the recovery, Salwa, with the help of medication and machines, is stable and beginning her recovery process.