Off the ECMO machine

This afternoon at Sheba hospital, Karim was taken off the ECMO machine after a week connected to it. The procedure was successful, but Karim’s chest is still open and the medical team is very cautious about his condition.

Coworker Alena and I waited with Karim’s mother while he was in surgery, along with a couple of other mothers with babies in the ICU. It’s beautiful to see the support they all show one another and the small community they’ve built.

Little Karim has a long uphill battle ahead of him; thank God for these other moms in the hospital who have come alongside Karim’s mother to love and support her.