Brain Scan Today

Good morning,everyone. Pierce had a great night and everything is looking good, all things considered. He is stabilizing himself, which is a great blessing. The nurse said that there are some staff members that are going to start being "cautiously optimistic" and some that are still going to spew "doom and gloom." We know that ultimately it does not matter what their opinion is.

The big hurdle right now is Pierce's brain scan. Most brain bleeds occur within the first three days of life for preemie's his size. We know he had a grade 2 bleed, which can be reversed. We are praying that the bleed got better and did not move up in grade. Please pray for that. We are utterly convinced of God's faithfulness. The book of James has been coming to mind lately for us. Which is funny, because we have been looking at a blog that another believing couple made when they were going through this process a few years ago and they mentioned James about this time in the process.

A thought that comes from James 1:6-8:

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

We do not doubt that God will save Pierce. We are not "double mindedly" asking God to heal Pierce while placing our hope in the doctors and medical staff. God is in control and can use the medical staff, but we cannot put our hope in the medical staff in and of themselves. I think that has already been proven. We have dug our feet into the firm foundation of Jesus.

So, please pray, without doubting that God will answer affirmatively, that Pierce will have great results from his brain scan:

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? (Matthew 7:7-10)

I have been praying for months that Pierce would grow up to bring glory to God and do mighty things for His Kingdom. I believe God will answer that prayer. If the rest of Pierce's life is anything like it is right now, he is going to be used by God to turn many hearts to Christ. That is the ultimate prayer. Thank you everyone for your continued prayers, please don't stop; The Lord is at hand.

Grace and peace,

Nik, Lindsay, and Pierce


  1. Prayed for him early this morning. The battle is the Lord's.

  2. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  3. Your steadfast faith and trust in the Lord has been such an encouragement to all of us. And to know that it truly comes from God, not from yourselves, makes it all the more wonderful! We are praying without ceasing that God will continue to sustain you and Pierce with his love and strength. Evan and I love you guys!

  4. Hi- you are a friend of my friend. I saw this link to your blog on her Facebook page. Even though I do not know you and your wife, I have cried and prayed over your baby boy. Your faith in this time has encouraged me in my faith and has reminded me of God's promises to us. I'll continue to pray for your son and you both! Thank you for sharing the story of how God is working in your life

  5. We are praying for you all! Praying that the Lord of creation continues to bless you all, and that He heals little Pierce of these physical afflictions. Know that you all have been a great encouragement to so many who read your story. Thank you for allowing us to share in your struggles and victories!!

  6. Misi and I are keeping you all lifted daily. Praying and believing that God is able to continue to perform miracles in Little Pierce. We will have a praise party again today @ 742. We are thankful for every day of Pierce's life! This has reminded us of how precious and delicate life is. God is already using Pierce to touch the lives of others!- The Simms (Tisha, Misi, Saige, Aiden & twins)

  7. praying for you today. no matter what you hear about the brain scan, just know that any predictions about quality of life are just that - predictions. our son had a bilateral grade 3/4. We were told to expect a lot scary things. Not all of them materialized. God is holding your boy!

  8. Lindsey, my heart is crying out for you, Nik, and Pierce. God is good, all the time, and is not the author of confusion or doom and gloom. Keep believing in His faithfulness and grace and mercy. Nik, you have great power and authority over Pierce - speak life to him, encourage him to continue to live and thrive. It's proven! Daddy's have a tremendous impact over their babies, born and unborn! God bless you 3!!

  9. Throughout the day my mind continually wonders how baby Pierce is doing. I pray for you all and that the peace and comfort of God and his angels will continue to surround you,Pierce and the medical staff. Your daily thoughts and strong belief have been an encouragement to me as well. Isn't it amazing how we feel peace in the midst of a storm with our benevolent Father? You are being lifted up all over the world Nik and Lindsay. Stay committed. Stay strong. God has wonderful plans for Pierce.

  10. So excited for Pierce's 7-day birthday coming up. Celebrating with you, praying for you, and crying with you.

    (we share a mutual friend)

  11. Greg and Dolly,
    Thank you for sharing your faith with the rest of the world in the midst of this storm. Your beautiful little boy is gently swaddled in the arms of the Lord throughout this journey. I appreciate your acknowledgement that God's opinion and view trumps man's. Our Prayers are with you and baby Pierce. In His Grace, Tom & Marilyn Bosserman

  12. Nik and Lindsay,

    Praying for you and for baby Pierce. I will also pass along this prayer request to my small group.
    I have friends here in Savannah whose baby was born 12 weeks premature and they wrote a blog throughout their ordeal. I wanted to share it with you in hopes that it will uplift you. The site is: http://bradyfaith.com/
    Their daughter will be 3 years old this July! Praying the same for baby Pierce.

    "Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord." Psalm 31:24