Update on Gabi…

When Georgia and I entered the ICU, it was very busy and particularly around be Gabi’s room. We then found out that he would be having a small surgery today to check the BT shunt that they put in last week and to clean around his chest.  Compared to his surge y on Thursday, which was 12 hours, this only took one and a half hours! So it was more of a procedure than an full on surgery. His bed was wheeled from the OR to his room in the ICU, the door of which has been closed and the blinds drawn, so  this was the first time I could actually see the ECMO machine and all the equipment sustaining Gabi’s life.  Afterwards, the doctors said that the the procedure was fine, but that Gabi’s lungs are tired, and he is not looking very good. Gabi’s dad was solemn throughout this time, but genuinely smiled as he showed us a picture his wife had sent of their new baby daughter. When the doctor said that Gabi is not good, I told the father that I have hope. I said these words not as a cheap platitude but as a genuine expression of faith, not in the wisdom or strength of men but in the goodness of our Father. Please continue to pray for Gabi and for the whole family.