The day after surgery

Racheal’s mom came into the pediatric ICU at Sheba Hospital today when I was talking to the nurse. I gave her a hug and asked her how she is doing. She said good, but I can see she is tired of the stress. She is grateful that Racheal’s surgery went well yesterday.

Racheal is doing good today. She is already receiving less medication and her heart is totally working on its own. After surgery, she had a temporary pacemaker, but her heart is strong enough to beat on its own.

Still, she is in critical condition. Her chest is still open and she has bacteria in her blood. It will take time to see how things progress. For now we ask for your prayer for Racheal’s progress, that God will strengthen her body, and for her mother and the family back in Kurdistan.