After a good echo yesterday, our adorable little Yad is going home to Kurdistan! He has grown so much these past weeks, and in the last couple of days he has started to really enjoy spending time with some of the volunteers and even playing with Shevie:
It has been lovely to see this little boy come out of his shell a bit, and interact with the others in the house. In the airport, his mom was teaching him how to blow a kiss goodbye. We are all going to miss this sweet boy!
Yad is extubated; impressive strength
Yad was extubated at Sheba Hospital today. Doctors ordered a blood test and x-ray to observe his improvement since his surgery yesterday.
“I’m impressed,” were the words of the anesthesiologist, because even with the sedation, Yad is moving and waking up sometimes.
Yad is so strong, doctors had to give him sedatives because he constantly wanted to touch and remove all the lines and tubes attached to him, and even with the sedation, he still moved and cried.
Yad’s mother, still surprised with all the procedures, smiled and laughed, and made a comparison between the strength of her son right now and before the surgery back at our house in Ashdod, when Yad used to climb on us and pull our hair or play with our glasses.
Pray for Yad’s restlessness to be reduced and for help to wind down a bit; this afternoon he was trying to remove all the tubes and lines which could be dangerous for him because some of those are going directly to the heart, and some help him to prevent infection and reduce body fluid and some provide the medication.
Yad’s surgery at Sheba Hospital was a success today. He is stable, thank God. Please pray for his improvement; we know the next few days are critical ones.