Jude was just extubated! (That is to say, he was taken off his ventilator and his breathing tube was taken out.) We're super excited that he was able to get off the ventilator so quickly! He's still going to be on nasal cannulas for a little while, which will give him a little bit of extra oxygen than he would get from breathing room air, but extubation the day after surgery suggests that his lungs are in really great shape!
We'll try to post more information a little later today. Thanks for continuing to follow Jude's progress and pray for him! We're continuing to pray for a speedy recovery from surgery and that his body will, even now, begin to prepare for resuming other activities, such as feeding and digestion.