The doctor of Nathaniel's orphanage was reached last week, and in 'true' fashion/attitude toward orphans with medical needs in this area of the world, the comments were very discouraging. "Have you seen the child? He's beyond saving." "Surgery is not worth it, it won't do anything for him," "He's going to die anyway." Maddening, because surgery WILL help Nathaniel, SO, SO much, and those comments really stem from ignorance.
However, - and here is the good news - yesterday I received a message from the director of the non-profit, who told me that the orphanage director is willing to take Nathaniel to see a surgeon this week!
PLEASE PRAY that the surgeon will value Nathaniel as a HUMAN BEING, as a child who is worthy of surgery and LIFE. Please pray the surgeon will consent to performing the surgery.
The orphanage doctor will supposedly call with the outcome of the visit this Wednesday or Thursday. I have no idea if that will actually happen, so please pray he will keep his word. I was also told that though it seems like a long wait to 'us', it's actually quite 'fast' for (Nathaniel's country's) terms to be able to get him to see the surgeon this week, etc.
A word about the fundraiser currently posted: Those funds will likely not be able to be used for his surgery, however, they will go toward his adoption grant - which is great, because one of the other things he needs most is a forever family! How ironic and sad would it be to get this one surgery, but then he'll have to wait for a family for years... or in vain. As soon as I have more info on the surgery (if, when, where, cost), I will post a new fundraiser.
Thanks for all you do for this precious one!