The Next Three Days

God continues to bring us great nurses and caretakers. We just spent the last couple of hours visiting Pierce (new pic with his eyes open below!) and talking with his nurses this shift, Andi and Laura. They are amazing and are giving him the best care. The next few days are crucial for Pierce. Right now, he has enough potassium in his body to stop his heart. Because of the need to regulate many other factors, there is no way for them to bring it down manually at this time. His sodium is high too. Continue to pray for him in this, it is working. His electrolytes are only one of many hurdles he is going to have to go through over the next few days. God is good, we have faith as we sit in this darkness.

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
 (Romans 5:1-5)


  1. I do not know your family but saw this on a friends facebook page. I just want you to know my family will be praying for your family and baby Pierce. Keep trusting in God! God Bless...

  2. That picture looks familiar - my husband and I were walking in your same shoes 8 months ago. Maximus was born at 27 weeks and was 1 pound heavier than Pierce, but our doctors were worried about all the same things. I know the anxiety and fear you are experiencing, but I also know the peace too. I think through the whole thing, no one was more at peace than us, his parents, knowing that our son was at exactly the right place, at the right time and with all the right people that God wanted him to be. It was a roller coaster for sure, but I knew more strongly than I have ever known anything, that the God of the universe was looking after my son. I can't explain it. But I know it.

    Your greatest source of earthly encouragement will come from the halls of the NICU. Your nurses will overwhelm you with their care for your little Pierce and you will wonder how they can possibly love your little guy as much as they do. The other families will share in your pain and uncertainty and your joy. No one knows all that better than those going through it.

    You become stronger than you think in the daily visitations to the NICU. You will find that you don't need nearly as much sleep if it means sitting with Pierce for an extra hour.

    We are checking back several times a day and thinking about you constantly.