Pierce's levels seem to being doing well, relatively speaking of course. His blood pressure has gotten better and with a little bit more improvement they will start weaning him off the dopamine. This is really miraculous. Lindsay's boss is a doctor here at CMC and a good friend of ours is a nurse here. When we told them what Pierce's potassium level was last night they were shocked. Our friend is a strong believer and she started crying because she knew that it was God. God is at hand. Thank you for your prayers. Lindsay and I truly have a peace that surpasses all understanding. Through this, God has made the Gospel more real to us than ever before. In and of ourselves, we don't deserve the incredible grace of your prayers, the peace, and the fact that Pierce is still alive. But, in Jesus, God madly, ferociously, incomprehensibly loves us; unworthy as we are. And He is proving that every second. I myself have never felt the presence of Jesus more powerfully than I have in this trial. Pierce is God's child, he belongs to the Lord. I am so exhausted right now and I do not have time to tell you about all the graces that God has given us since we have been here, but they numerous towards us and towards Pierce.
I do want to ask you to pray for a couple of people. In a divine act of providence, we have met a man named Mike and his family here. Two nights ago in the waiting room, he walks in the midst of us and some of our friends and says "can I tell you about a miracle?" He proceeds to tell us that in January his wife's water broke at 21 weeks. They were fortunate enough to delay the delivery of the little baby girl for a few weeks. But at 24 weeks she came out weighing 1lb. 7 oz. Now, 2 months later she is 3+ pounds. Lindsay begins to cry and gives him a hug. I end up talking to the guy for 45 minutes after I noticed he had a Casting Crowns shirt on. He was a follower of Christ and had an incredible genuineness about him. And the man was incredibly wise . He was a breath of fresh air to us. Anyway, pray for him and his wife, Paula, and his 3+ lb daugther Mykala. Mykala was taken out of incubation today and is having a little trouble breathing. I met with Mike again tonight and found out that only one family member came to visit them when they were in our position. We hope that we can bless them as much as they have blessed us.
Also, my brother's girlfriend has a little sister named, Stacy. Early on Tuesday, the same day that Pierce was born, she was rushed to the hospital because of a major nose bleed. They found a tumor in her brain. She is only 19 years old. I do not know the details, but I know that she needs prayer.
Please keep praying, there is a long road ahead for us. God is great, He will make it happen!
Sustained by grace,
Nik, Lindsay, and Pierce.