Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stable and Looking Toward Surgery Early Next Week

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.
Proverbs 3:5-6


  1. Keeping the vigil even though we have traveled to Columbia to celebrate our 1 year old Sadie Rose's birthday. You two share a beautiful name Rose. Much love to you and Brian and Jude as you await the surgery that will take him to a new level of comfort. God is ever faithful.

  2. Dear Rose,Brian and precious baby Jude,
    We have been praying for you all these many months in Pastor Jeff's Wed. night Bible study and at home with our daughters. We'll continue to do so, overflowing with hope for Jude. Romans 15:13 has been a banner verse for my family for a few years now and it always comes to mind when I pray for you! "May the God of hope fill you with all peace and joy in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope" Romans 15:13 esv