This morning, about 45 minutes ago, Rose and I got a call revealing that Jude had a large clot in his ECMO circuit, which actually stopped the machine from working. He was emergently taken off of ECMO and put on a ventilator, and the scramble began to prime another ECMO circuit for him, as he's not yet stable enough to make it on his own without ECMO.
Rose and I entered the NICU about 5-10 minutes ago, but the surgeons were working on Jude to put him back on ECMO, so we weren't able to see him yet. One of his doctors came out to speak to us quickly, indicating that Jude's vital signs had remained stable throughout the process this morning, so we thank God for that.
We know that we have asked for your prayer many times before, but this is yet another major development in Jude's care, and we plead with you to pray for him this morning. Clotting in the ECMO circuit is always a risk, particularly on longer ECMO runs, and the results can be catastrophic.
Please pray for Jude in his hour of great need. Thank you all. Thanks be to God for carrying us and Jude through this trial.