Yadgar’s admission

Last week we found out that Yadgar not only has transposition of the great arteries but also coarctation of the aorta, as well.

His mother, who is a quietly courageous woman, had mixed emotions tonight as we brought him to the hospital for admission for his corrective surgery tomorrow. Although no one can mitigate her fear and anxiety, it helped her to have two other Kurdish parents come to the department to talk to. I almost didn’t need to explain anything, they told her the whole deal about the night before surgery!

We sat in the same area where parents wait for their babies to come out of surgery, and where tomorrow also, we will wait for Yadgar to come out of his.

Because the surgery is complex, it might be a difficult recovery period for Yadgar. Do please be praying for this lovely boy.