We just checked on little man. He's doing well, having a harder time keeping his vitals up, but we are attributing this to the fact that this is the first day he hasn't been under the jaundice light, meaning he doesn't have to wear his cool sunglasses and he can see more. He is very alert this morning, which is good and bad at the same time. Good, because it means he's very responsive and showing no signs of a devastating brain bleed. And bad, because he has a hard time keeping his heart rate up when he moves so much. I'm sure his nurse, Emily would appreciate if he'd just sit still for a while and rest. Of course I guess this story is true with most infants.
Nik and I just had a very encouraging meeting with Dr.Engstrom. They are going to wait to give him the medicine for PDA. He didn't hear the murmur as bad this morning so it doesn't seem to be causing much trouble. They'd rather not be hasty in giving the medicine since every day his organs get stronger and stronger, thus lowering the risk for complications. Pray that this PDA will be resolved soon and that any medicine/surgery given to do this will not have negative side-effects.
Also, please pray for me (Lindsay) as I've had some minor complications with the C-section. I'm sure they are all related to the fact that I have not rested like I should. I did stay home last night and Nik came by himself to check on Pierce. We are headed to the doctors office this afternoon to be seen and make sure everything is healing the way it should be. Please pray that this resolves itself soon and that I'll be able to sit with Pierce. It's so hard to feel like I can't be there for him. But I am trusting that Jesus is with him and holding him.
Thank you for all the prayers. We love you guys.