Jude's status on the tracking board in the waiting room has changed, and his surgery is now in progress! We don't know exactly how long the procedure will take, but we're estimating that it will probably take at least several hours. Jude's surgeon deferred on giving us any projected time frame, but another member of the team that'll be in the OR said the surgery would be "long."
Please continue to pray with us that the Lord would carry Jude safely through the surgery. We will pass along any updates that we receive from the staff in the operating room. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!
Update: One of the OR nurses just called, and as of 15 minutes into the surgery, everything is going well. She'll be calling us again in approximately 90 minutes to give us another update. Stay tuned!