- Ultrasounds of Jude's head and his IVP (blood vessel going up to his heart) look good and clear. Praise God!
- Jude's ECMO settings have been increased to give him some extra support. He's been through so much in the last 36 hours that this isn't a big surprise. Pray that the machine gives him what he needs!
- Two cultures have confirmed that Jude has an infection in his bloodstream. It's likely that the organism had its origins in the fluid removed from Jude's abdomen, which was rife with sugar and thus conducive to growth. The lab has a partial identification of the organism and has started Jude on broad range antibiotics, but more time will be need to ID the exact organism in his body. Please pray that the identification will be swift, that measures can be put in place to fight it quickly, and that Jude's little body, as weakened as it is, can withstand this infection with little or no damage.
Jude continues to encounter obstacles, but we know that our God is good and mighty to save, so we look forward to seeing how He will work through this next stage.