Thanks for all of your love and support of Jonah. We’re going to delay his surgery for a week, for a couple of reasons. With support from the vulnerable patients’ fund, we’re going to send him back to Nairobi for an echo cardiogram. His difficulty under anesthesia is unusual for a child, and we want to make sure he doesn’t have either an accumulation of tuberculosis fluid around his heart, or a previously undiagnosed congenital heart abnormality. In addition, many of the pediatric ICU doctors will be out of town over the next few days. Jonah’s going to be pretty sick in the days after the surgery, and we want all hands on deck to give him the best care possible. He’s doing fine, comfortable, and cheerful. Through Laura, the amazing woman who discovered Jonah’s plight, I’ll be communicating the delay to his parents. Thanks for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers.
Click here to watch Jonah’s arrival at the Kijabe airstrip: