"I think we have a miracle baby on our hands"

Jennifer, who is amazing and yet another nurse that has signed on to be Pierce's permanent caretaker, just told me that the nurse practitioner, Pat (who is also amazing), said "I think we have miracle baby on our hands." Pierce's potassium level is down to 6. Yesterday at 6:30 a.m. it was 10. That was when the doctor called us in because they didn't think he was going to make it. In fact, they had never even seen a preemie with that much potassium in their blood before, let alone one whose heart had pumped with lethal levels of it for 48+ hours. They told us that Pierce's condition of not being able to regulate his cells was irreversible. Still alive around in the early afternoon, we were told "if he makes it, he will be the miracle baby of all miracle babies."

Well, he is healing and is making glorious progress. He seems to be regulating and reversing his potassium on his own as they have not been able to do any treatments for it because his blood-sugar was so low. I have sensed God saying to the medical staff, "You don't determine when hearts stop, I do." It doesn't matter how much potassium is in a person's heart, if God doesn't allow or call for the heart to stop, the heart won't stop. Jesus said, "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father" (Matthew 10:29). A bird doesn't die unless God allows for it to die. This is the kind of God we are seeing at work here in Pierce's life. He is in absolute control of everything. Yesterday, when they told us that it is hard for 23-week-olds to mature on the cellular level and that for Pierce, everything was breaking down on the cellular level, I remembered that "in Him (Jesus) all things hold together" (Colossians 1:17) and that "He upholds the universe by the word of his power." (Hebrew 1:3). Jesus is in control of and sustaining every aspect of creation, even the tiniest quarks. Christ has sustained Pierce on the cellular level and has defied medical diagnosis. Praise God! Everyone praise God! He is the only one that could do this.

Please continue to pray, there is a long road ahead. We are still in a crucial period. Today at 7:42 p.m., lord willing we will make it to the 5-day mark with Pierce. And then on Tuesday, lord willing we will make it to the 7-day mark, which will be an incredible milestone.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)


Nik, Lindsay, and Pierce


  1. "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." Romans 12:12 Praise be to God who is working miracles in Pierce's little body!

  2. So thankful to hear this! We are praying so often for your little boy and for both of you, too.

    Yesterday we sang some of the Psalms you have posted on the blog, and it was really neat doing it with Pierce in mind specifically. We serve an awesome God, yet it is in the lives of real people where we get to see him working on a personal level even today, not just years ago in the Bible. What a testimony to who our God is!

    We still don't know the outcome for Pierce in all of this, but we are praying that the Lord will give him long years of life to testify to the goodness of the Lord. One day he will die (unless Jesus comes first!), and although none of us knows which day that will be, God has it appointed for Pierce in his book just as he appointed the day of his birth. His life is the Lord's, just as yours are.

    Keep pressing on in faithfulness and love, dear parents! You are doing wonderfully.

  3. Your church will continue to pray for your whole family!

    Love you!

    Sermon today - John 1:1-16

    Three quotes from the sermon yet to be preached,

    "Jesus waits when they wanted him to go, and with the disciples he goes when they want him to wait. Therefore, this story indicates that there are times when Jesus, for his own reasons, leaves us in a state of confusion. We may not like it, but he does it."

    God waits so that he might be glorified and so that our faith might be increased. God’s glory is related to our belief. We are his workmanship and we are created for His glory and one of the ways we increase His glory is through an increase of faith.

    "we can put our trust in the only one who can bring Life from Death, Jesus proves to us that he loves us – just not in the ways we want – but he loves us and will bring glory to himself as he builds our faith!"

  4. You are my first and last thoughts each day. I wake up praying and go to bed praying for you. It is amazing me to see how God is calling so many of His children to rally together and join forces for Pierce. 7:42 will be a great roaring of praise today. Love you!



  6. Praise God! He is truly awesome. He is holding Pierce in his hands and guiding the direction of his life. I am praying for all of you Lindsay. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace. I pray for Pierce's continued healing. We love you all!
    Love, Aunt Laura

  7. Amazing little guy you have!!!

  8. I passed your blog on to a friend. Her daughter was born at 26 weeks at 1 lb 7 oz. She is now 9 years old and a happy healthy child. I remember holding her in the NICU when she was about 3 pounds and thinking she was so small. I'm praying the same glorious outcome for you all!