Tonight I (Lindsay) was able to go celebrate Pierce's birthday 3rd week birthday with a few close friends while Nik went out with some of the guys. Pierce seemed to be doing a little better. Still dealing with immature lungs, or as they refer to them in the NICU, "crappy white boy lungs," but overall, he's doing well. Because he was relatively stable, his nurse felt he could get a new home (isolette). When you can't get a bath, it's always good to change your sheets (blankies) and bed (isolette). I can't even begin to tell you how complicated this process is. Our guy requires lots of tubes, attachments and accessories, so moving him is no simple task. Nonetheless, his nurse Gail handled it with ease. The best part of all, was that I got to hold Pierce in my arms for about 2 minutes while we made the switch!!! This was so, so rewarding and I treasured every second of it. My friend was able to snap a few photos, but they were on the old school disposable camera that we leave at his bedside. I'll try to get them developed, if I remember how (ha!) and scan them to post.
Continue to pray for continued healing with his immature lungs and that we will see him take great strides this week. His feedings are still going well and the staff will just monitor his bowels closely to watch for any infections.