Presently, Jude is stable on the oscillator. The medical staff are still working on weaning him on the vent settings, but they're doing so conservatively in order to minimize the risk of lung collapse or otherwise compromise the progress that he's made. It feels like we're in a holding pattern as we wait for surgery early next week (per the attending neonatologist), but we know that each day is one that the Lord has made and has its own purpose.
We're thankful today that the Lord has continued to preserve Jude, and we pray that He would continue to do that. We know that God is already accomplishing amazing things through his life, even as a newborn. Please join us in praying that Jude's little body will remain healthy and free from illness or infection until his surgery early next week.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.