Sitting and drinking

It was a shock to enter the cardiac ICU the morning after Haitham’s big nine-hour surgery and find him already sitting up beside the bed!

He was grumpy and in pain but far surpassing the expectations of his doctors. In fact they had to tell him to slow down when they found one of the visiting Gaza mothers already allowing him to drink juice:

Doctors hope he may be strong enough to leave for the intermediate ICU by the end of the day.