Through the multiple procedures, she has still maintained her sweet personality. Maryam brings a smile to everyone she meets. She still loves playing with stickers, pulling identification cards from their badge reels (see this video of Ruth and Maryam), and exploring new places.
It was a pleasant surprise to see Maryam walking around outside the general pediatric unit. She slowly walked up to me and asked for a hug. It was so sweet to hold her, but also so sad to be able to feel her spine. She has lost more weight due to an increase of a medication that helps her reduce any excess fluid around her lungs.
We hope that she will maintain her personality, even with the upcoming bronchoscopy. The doctors would like her to have one, but the time has not been scheduled yet.
Please continue to pray for Maryam and Sara as they continue their journey in the hospital.