Please join us in praying for this little boy. He's 7 months old. His name is Yusuf. He is the son of a friend of ours. His father is a tailor and does not have enough income to meet Yusuf's medical needs...
Yusuf has a failing liver. Two months after he was born and he was still jaundiced, his parents took him to a doctor. The doctor did some tests and determined his liver was not functioning. They did some kind of surgery (paid for by donations from people in the families community) that attempted to re-direct or re-route something in his liver. I don't quite understand it all.
It apparently has not worked. The doctors said it could take several months to see if the surgery would begin working. Yusuf's stools are still white. His eyes are very yellow. The palms of his hands are even yellow. He has been running a fever for over a month.
The doctors say the only thing left to do is a liver transplant. This will cost $50,000. It is completely unattainable for them.
Yusuf is a beautiful baby, with a loving and beautiful family. I am struggling with this.
What is the price of a life?
Is it $50,000? That's the price of Yusuf's life right now. We are praying for healing. We are praying for wisdom. We are praying for a late onset of the first surgery taking effect.
But each week that passes, and his eyes and hands are still yellow... his fever is still lingering... I fret a bit more. What more can we do? God doesn't always choose to heal. I struggling to sit and watch this boy die... I want to DO something... .
Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief!!