As of this morning, Akar is extubated and breathing on his own! He’s only receiving a bit of oxygen support through his nose, and it’s good to see his breathing improve so much.

Akar’s heart is still not functioning properly, so even with all his recent improvement, he’s still in a very critical condition. Additionally, he has lost a lot of weight, so the doctors have started giving him special food with extra nutrients. Please pray that his body will respond well and he can begin gaining weight.

Please, if you will, also send a word up for Akar’s mother who continues to wear the ornaments of grace, dignity, patience and long-suffering.