Director of the heart institute of Shneider Hospital in Petach Tikva, Dr. Einat Birk, provided an optimistic report this afternoon (Thursday) on the improvement of both of the Gross boys, who were poisoned by pesticides earlier this week.
"The boys are in critical condition, and have been kept alive by heart and lung machines," Dr. Birk explained. "However, there is improvement in their kidney and liver functions at present, though we have no idea what the neurological damage might be. We also have not seen improvement in heart function yet."
"I have seen children come out of extremely critical situations, and we are providing these boys with the maximum care and treatment they can receive to help them to recuperate," Dr. Birk stated. "We have seen instances where the entire situation turns around, and the heart returns to its fully normal condition," she added.