Nik and I just got back from visiting with Pierce. He is still looking so cozy and relaxed. The nurses have him all nestled in a blanket and he seems to really enjoy that! His vitals and levels look great. Of course, the doctors/nurses are just anticipating which complication will arise next.
We met with Pierce's neonatologist for the week, Dr. Engstrom. Dr.Engrstom is a man of great faith (he is an elder at Christ Covenant)as well as a wonderful doctor. I can't tell you how much it ministered to us to know that Pierce's doctor, the one who will be calling all the shots this week, is trusting in the same God we worship for wisdom. After he explained what we should expect this week (although we know that preemies often throw you curve balls when you least expect it), he prayed over us and for complete healing in Pierce's body. And we prayed for him. Never has Jesus been so near. It was truly incredible. We ask that you join us in praying that Pierce's worst days are behind him and that there will be many, many more victories along this journey. And please pray that the brain scan today (scheduled for 3pm) will go well and that there will be no new bleeding.
PS- The same doctor who came to our room and woke us up to let us know it was time to hold Pierce, came to our room this morning with a huge smile on his face! And we were able to say, "See what our Lord did!" We praise God for that.