As you can hear, Sulaiman was on the very verge of death. We are grateful for the skill and especially the faith of these doctors which kept them from giving up on him. Who knows what God can do with this precious life which has been saved?
At about two o'clock Sulaiman was brought upstairs, and I ran to alert her that Sulaiman was on his way to the ICU. We watched as he went past and followed him to the door, and then had the usual wait while all the needed monitors and medications were put in place. The surgeon Dr. Sasson told us on the way down the hall that he would speak with her soon, and he came out to explain that although Sulaiman's heart surgery had gone very well, he had a problem with his lungs. This is not a new problem, but one he's had and which doctors are aware of and have been monitoring. They will decide how best to treat this problem now that the heart surgery is taken care of. Sulaiman's mother was concerned, but remained thankful for the good surgery to his heart. When we entered the ICU together I was struck with how tiny he is, and by comparison the immensity of the instruments helping keep his body stable which surround him.
Please pray with us that even as his heart heals, God will reveal the perfect treatment for Sulaiman's lungs as well. Keep his mother in prayer as well, as she remains by his side throughout his healing process.