Opening his eyes after surgery

Jude had his first surgery today, and surprised us by coming out of the OR already by 11:30 am. Upon beginning the operation, the surgeons discovered that they were able to do a simpler surgery than expected, and they are very pleased with the result. Jude has several defects in his heart, and the doctors decided to proceed with the difficult series of surgeries needed to reroute blood to the lungs to accommodate a single-ventricle heart rather than attempt reconstruction with two functional ventricles. For now, Jude is on his way to recovery in the ICU at Hadassah with his grandfather by his side:

Pray for a full recovery for this little guy, who still has quite a long road ahead of him.