“Mr. Miracle,” as I call Mohammed, had an echo today. His doctor says he is doing very well. One of the ventricles is not the size she would like it to be, but she thinks he maybe can go back to Shevet next Sunday. She needs to talk to the board and decide.
His oxygen level is getting better – when he is in his dad’s arms, the percentage goes up. Please pray that his body accepts the milk so he can gain some weight. We are waiting for you at home, Mr. Mohammed Miracle.
It was good to finally hear some good news regarding this beautiful baby. Mohammad was extubated today and after breathing on his own for the first time in many days, is traveling the path to recovery
Mohammed’s dad had a sad countenance as he looked into his son’s face and softly rubbed his hand. “They’re going to operate again,” he said, “This is the third time.” “What would you like us to pray for?” He shrugged. “They won’t know what to do until they see what’s going on inside him. They may do one thing and he’ll need another operation in 2 months, or they’ll do the other thing and he’ll need an operation in 2 years.” After an emotionally bruising 6 hours of waiting the surgeon appeared. He announced Mohammed had become unstable during surgery and it had taken some time to stabilise him. They placed a Sano shunt from the right ventrical to the pulmonary artery. If this is accepted and Mohammed heals well his next procedure to upgrade the shunt will be in a couple of years. Mohammed’s chest remains open for now. Please pray that Mohammed’s body deals well with the changes and he goes from strength to strength.
A Roller Coaster of Emotions
The good news today, is that we finally know why they have not been able to wean Mohammed off the supplemental oxygen. In today’s exploratory cath, they discovered massive blood clots in his pulmonary artery. They now have him on powerful anticoagulants. If the medications can dissolve the clots, he may not need any more surgeries. However, if the blood clots do not go away, Mohammed will need another large, complicated surgery.
So right now, we pray into his life that God would finally end this long marathon of hospital stays and bring health into his body.