Here is a little pic of Pierce resting in his favorite position. (He wears the Kango cap strictly for aesthetics)
This is a name tag that we think was made by one of Pierce's, Rebecca. She denies having anything to do with it, but we highly doubt that :). She takes really good care of Pierce.
As many of you know, today Pierce is having surgery to close his PDA. We have a peace and a strong confidence that the doctors made the right decision. We spoke with someone who has worked in the NICU and she told us that when she was pregnant, she told her family that if she were to have a pre-term baby, she would not let the doctors give indomethacin to close the PDA. She has seen many things go wrong with the use of that drug. So needless to say, we are glad to be escaping such a controversial treatment. And we took this as another confidence booster that surgery is the best route today.
Again, we have a peace about today and we ask that you continue to pray for Pierce today. The surgery is to take place sometime between 1:30-3:00. Dr. Ben Peeler will be performing it. Pray that the surgery goes flawlessly, that Pierce's lungs incur no damage, and that Pierce will easily recover from this. The next couple of days will probably be pressing for us as Pierce will likely get worse before he gets better. He doesn't have to, but chances are he will. Pray on our behalf for endurance and continued peace and confidence in the Lord.
Some pre-surgery thoughts:
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end. (Lamentations 3:22)
With the Father "there is no variation or shadow due to change." (James 1:17)
I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8)
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32)
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39)
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.(James 1:6-7)
In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears. (Psalm 18:6)
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)
Grace and Peace,
Nik, Lindsay, and Pierce