Ramadan is a 14 year-old surrounded by 14 month-olds.
Three days of sitting in a hospital, waiting and afraid. As if being surrounded by crying babies isn’t enough to put anyone on edge, Ramadan is old enough to know what’s coming.
He hears people whisper “very risky case” and “I’m afraid for him.”
Unlike the other children, Ramadan will remember all of this. And even if he forgets a few details, he’ll never lose the feeling of it all—how that knot in his stomach felt as it crept up into his throat.
Before surgery, a lot of the team were worried about him. The nurses broke their rule about not getting too fond of a child before surgery, but it was too late—we fell for Ramadan and long to see him healed! Hopefully, all will be well.
Come back tomorrow to hear how the operation went.