This little, little boy has made a good progress since his procedure. The doctors are still hopeful for a good recovery and Sanad’s return home to be swift. His mom and dad miss him so much.
Tiny Sanad had a catheterization to open up a valve in Sheba Hospital today. The surgeons were able to clear out the way and Sanad is now recovering. He is doing very well. The doctor told me that they are thinking of extubating him maybe today already. He also said it seems like he doesn’t need any other procedures for now, so after the recovery, Sanad can return to his home in Gaza.
Sanad’s grandmother was very thankful to God about this outcome. We praise the Lord for His presence in the situation of Sanad. Please keep praying for him.
Doctors in Gaza contacted us urgently Thursday, the day Sanad was born. Echo exam showed the pulmonary valve of his heart was not working. He was living off the tiny ductus in the heart which closes shortly after birth.
Sanad was given a special medication to keep the ductus open, while we searched for a place for him in Israel. This morning the Sheba Medical Center informed us they could accept him, and thank God after close cooperation between authorities in Gaza and Israel, a Magen David Adom ICU ambulance brought Sanad safely to Sheba.
Sanad reached Israel just as the long Shabbat/Shavuot holiday weekend was beginning. We thank God he made it just in time.