It seems like we took some steps back today. Pierce keeps on dropping his oxygen levels. They put him on nitric oxide in addition to the oscillator but he still is having some drops. His oxygen on the oscillator right now is set at about 88%, so they don't have much room to go up. Please pray for his lungs and his PDA, which is probably contributing to his drops as well. Pierce will still be in critical condition for sometime and our nurse tonight told us this is par for the course.
Today was a struggle for us. It is so hard to see Pierce laying there needing so much help and for such an extended period of time. It is only day 10 and if all goes really well the earliest he will get out is late July. But still, there are no guarantees. Especially for the first month. We are experiencing that now. We will keeping trusting and putting our hope in the Lord. This is not going to be easy, but He has proved Himself faithful thus far and we trust He will continue to do so.
Tonight we are in the hospital again. Pierce is one of five babies in the NICU system with his own nurse 24/7, so we are up on the list for getting an overnight room here. We were going to try and go home tonight, but tonight just isn't a good night to go home.
Thank you for all the support. Please continue pray for Pierce's full recovery, but specifically right now for his brain (bleeding), lungs, and PDA.
Grace and Peace,
Nik, Lindsay, and Pierce