On Monday I took Asmeen and her mother to see the pediatric surgery doctor at Sheba Hospital. Asmeen has a hernia on her side, and we were considering having it removed. However, the doctor cautioned against it. Due to Asmeen’s multiple unresolved health problems, the hernia surgery would be at strong risk for complications, any one of which could have serious consequences. Asmeen doesn’t seem meaningfully pained or bothered by the hernia, and so we’re going to shelve that idea until later on in her treatment process.