Sanad’s mother was finally able to join his father at the ICU bedside this afternoon, and she was met with good news from the doctors at Hadassah. They’re hoping he may come out of this with two functioning ventricles, rather than going down the single ventricle route which requires three surgeries and still leaves the heart seriously weakened.
Sanad was successfully weaned from the ventilator today, and is stable. But as the father commented, when Sanad opens his mouth to cry still no sound comes out! Let’s pray for him to grow into the fullness of all God has created him to be.
We worked with Israeli authorities today to allow Sanad’s father to reach his bedside just following his emergency surgery today. Doctors successfully corrected the coarctation of his aorta and applied pulmonary banding to protect his circulation until a second surgery can be performed in a few months.
The next 48 hours will be critical, we are trusting the Father’s good purpose for the life of little Sanad and for his family.
After languishing several days in hospital in Hebron, the Lord opened the door for Sanad to be rushed to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem this evening, where we found him undergoing his first echo exam in the ICU:
After clarifying the anatomy of his heart, doctors hope to take Sanad to surgery early next week.
Meanwhile our coworker Margarita gave Sanad the most important care: the love every baby (and every one of us) needs.