First we just want to thank all of you for your prayers for our baby Judah! It’s been 7 weeks since he’s been born and many of you have been praying since then. Whether you’ve prayed once or hundreds of times, we are so grateful! There have been so many times where we have been too tired or weak to pray, but were able to press on knowing you are “holding our arms up”. (Ex. 17:12-13) God has truly allowed us to feel tangibly cared for during this difficult time. Those aren’t just words. Even today, we responded to an altar call and were ministered to by someone who already knew of Judah! He is aware of the smallest thought and desire. He is so faithful and so good.
Yesterday and today were fairly good days. Not much has changed. This afternoon he spit up quite a few times in a short period of time. An x-ray showed that he had a lot of air in a stomach and so they replaced his NG-Tube (a tube that goes through the nose and into the stomach) with a Replogle tube. This is like the NG-Tube, but instead of a way to deliver medicine, it’s used to remove air. It has small holes most of the way up the tube and is connected to a pump that pulls air out every few seconds. Since this has been put in, he hasn’t spit up at all! Tomorrow morning the doctors will talk more about a plan for going forward.
We are praying and believing that we will see improvement in his lung function over the next few days. Hopefully we’ll begin to wean him off the ventilator in preparation for getting the breathing tube out.
We praise God for bringing Judah through to this point. I’ll leave you with what the woman who prayed with us this morning proclaimed: “Through Judah, God will be known.” Amen!
Nick & Liz