Sameer had his surgery this morning at Sheba hospital. After five hours, the surgeon shared the good news that the surgery was successful. They still had to close his chest and would bring Sameer to the ICU.
Doctors connected the two pulmonary arteries with the aorta, all successfully. It took them another hour before they brought Sameer out of the surgery and he was stabilized.
Please pray now for a good recovery for Sameer.
Unfortunately, while the cath was successful and Sameer is stable, the doctors found that his pulmonary arteries are too small for the surgery to be possible yet. They would like to wait and do the operation after Sameer has grown a bit more. This was very disappointing for his mother, who so desperately wants healing for her baby boy. Please pray for patience and encouragement for her.
Sameer is still in the ICU at Sheba for the time being. If his condition remains stable, he will be discharged to Gaza, where he will wait and grow until he is ready for his surgery.