A thumbs-up from Ibrahim

Yesterday our young teenager Ibrahim had his heart surgery, and it was expected to be done in about 3-4 hours, but it went far past that time. His mother got more and more anxious during the hours to come, and after about eight hours we got the news that the surgery was over.

It turned out to be a big surgery, and Ibrahim bled a lot and blood transfusions were needed as a result. Thank God, the doctors managed to stabilize him, and today I was told that while he’s still bleeding a little bit it’s under control.

Ibrahim is now sitting up and breathing on his own, and it was amazing to get eye contact and see him responding with a weak smile and a thumbs-up when I did the same. Praise God for Ibrahim, and for the continuing good healing that we all hope for.