Rose and I have had a long day with its share of new information and struggles, but, at bottom, Jude's situation was pretty much the same as he ended his first week on ECMO today. To be sure, we had conversations with the doctors and nurses, and a few issues became clearer, but there were no significant changes. Since we're wiped and attempting to follow a new daily schedule, we're going to defer on composing a longer post until tomorrow. Hopefully we'll get some more detailed info up on the blog in the morning.
Thank you for reading and for being so faithful to check on us and to pray for Jude and our family. If you're reading this and are interested to know what you can pray for at this time, the three issues discussed in yesterday's post continue to be very important. In particular, please lift up Jude and the need for the fluid in his right lung to dissipate and pass out of his body. Measures are in place to help with this, but we would ask that the Lord would supernaturally make these measures even more effective and exceed all of our expectations. As much as we know that the people and the tools involved in Jude's treatment are instrumental in his healing, our ultimate hope is in our God who raises the dead and "who calls into existence the things that do not exist." (Rom 4:17)
Also, please pray for our family, that we might have rest.
The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
and by its great might it cannot rescue.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.