Hi friends. While I don't have time to update all of the details from yesterday (blog to come), I did want to mention a few updates and specifics on how you can pray:
1. Pray for comfort. Pierce is in a great deal of pain and is very nauseous. We were told that around the 4th ventricle lies the body's center for nausea, which means when you mess with it, you often times have a patient who is extremely nauseous and vomitting. As you can imagine, this has created quite a cycle for P- pain, vomitting, more pain and now his lungs and esophagus are feeling affected from all of the irritation so he's coughing and hoarse which leads to even more pain. He's doing well from a stability standpoint- still in the ICU, still on a bit of o2.
2. They have him on the EEG to monitor for seizures. So far, he has not had one, but they have decided to keep it on for awhile. Please pray he does not have any seizure activity.
3. Pray against infection- both in his brain and lungs
4. Pray for rest. Pierce has not gotten much rest due to all the poking and prodding. Pray today brings rest and healing.
Thank you all for praying for us. Yesterday when everything was happening so quickly, we felt surrounded by love and prayer from all the messages sent. Thank you!