Waiting can be an excruciating experience! It certainly has been challenging for the mom of beautiful little Saida, as he needs to be of a higher weight in order to have his heart surgery.Today at Saida’s doctor visit and weight check, he had gained 200 grams (about 6.5 ounces) in the past week. Yay! His ECG and oxygen levels were stable.
The past few days, Saida has shown a bit less interest in eating, and has developed an aversion to the supplement being given to add extra calories. He has some nasal congestion and a small cough. This has increased mom’s anxiety level as she worries about him reaching his goal weight “in time”, before his heart decompesats further.
Please pray with us that Saida would eat well, begin to like his extra calories, and avoid any respiratory illnesses (so very common in these fragile babies with heart problems). Please lift up Saida’s mom, for patience and grace— and for more positive news at next weeks’ visit and echocardiogram!