As I’m writing this, it has been 14 hours since Ziad’s surgery started. The surgery itself finished after five hours. According to doctors, they were able to accomplish what they wanted, but due to pulmonary hypertension, Ziad had to be placed on the ECMO machine, which is taking over for his heart and lungs.
The hope is that in a few days, after his body has rested and adjusted, he will come off the machine, but there was a large amount of bleeding after the fact. The doctors are still working to stabilize him late into the night.
Please pray, and intercede for Ziad and his mum. Looking to God for Ziad’s protection.