First of all, thank you all for praying. Nik and I are just so humbled at how our community rallies around us every time we go through a crisis. We feel so fortunate to have such an incredible support system.
Pierce just went in for his 6th brain surgery. 6, y'all. And it never gets easier. If anything, it gets harder. But apparently for this kid, he is a pro. Give him some an ipad with some needtobreathe and he's good to go. His sense of humor and joyful spirit hasn't left him, even when he is in what I'm sure is, intense pain.
I don't have much brain power left to write a long post with all the details, but in short, Pierce had a seizure this morning shortly after waking up. It was scary to see, as seizures always are, but thankfully he responded to his emergency meds and came out of it quickly. He was taken to the local ER, assessed and determined to be having a shunt malfunction. After spending the day in the local ER, he was airlifted to Duke (about 3 hours away by car) so that the neurosurgeon who has followed him for the past 3 years could perform the surgery.
We are sad that he has to have another surgery and tired, but we are trusting in God's goodness even in this situation. We want to thank everyone for the prayers and support.
John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."