Arriving from Gaza

Baby Mohammed was born in Gaza just four days after the end of recent fighting there. When doctors saw he was blue, they sent him for an urgent echocardiogram. This revealed he has pulmonary atresia which can only be treated in Israel.

He is being kept alive by administration of the medicine prostaglandin, which keeps open a crucial duct to the heart which normally closes after birth. The Sheba Medical Center has agreed to accept him today and our coworker Amar is working to transfer him by ICU ambulance