We just went to tuck Pierce in for the night and to hear the staff rotations follow up on him.God is working a miracle before our eyes and He is using your prayers!
Report: Pierce's pancreas has been working wonders all day. When we walked in this morning and his potassium was at 9.9, they were basically waiting for his heart to stop. They gave him a shot of calcium to protect his heart long enough for us to get there and hold him before he slipped away. Because his sugars were so low, they could not administer insulin (an attempt to shove the potassium down- not a cure, but just a fix). So,like we said earlier, at 630 this morning, we were told there was no more hope. While it was hard to hear the doctors say things like "there's nothing more we can do," and "now is the time for a miracle," we plead with God to save him. We asked him to supernaturally drive down the potassium levels. The doctors assured us that this would not happen. BUT we are writing this (some 17 hours later) to let you know that God has done what was medically impossible. The staff is speechless. They say things like "he's a fighter," and "we don't know why this is correcting itself, but it appears to be," but we know that this is God answering our prayers! God is doing this to prove to everyone watching that with Him, nothing is impossible. The neonatalogist who said goodbye to us this morning (he's the one who came to our room to tell us that it was time to come hold him), called this evening to basically see what time Pierce passed. AND he was shocked when the nurse practitioner told him that not only is he surviving, he is pretty stable (relatively speaking, of course)! He is stabilizing his electrolytes and they honestly haven't given him any type of medicine to explain this. His potassium has fallen to 6.5!!!!!!!!!! There is no medical explanation for this. Thanks be to God for sustaining our sweet boy tonight. We are still asking for God to give us great leaps tonight. We need to see progress. We need rest. Pray that we get both. And please do not cease praying on our behalf!
PS! Our next goal is to celebrate Pierce's 5 day birthday! That will happen at 742 tomorrow night. Everyone mark your calendars and have a celebration. We trust that God is going to keep him going!