The best medicine

When I entered the ICU at Hadassah Hospital this afternoon, I found Salma’s mother seated at the bedside, resting her head by her baby, both apparently asleep. When I came back later and found them both awake, I told the mother that her presence was the best medicine for her baby.

Salma had an elevated temperature today, which the medical team believe may be caused the medication she is receiving. They are still hoping to go forward with her first surgery tomorrow morning.