However, against all odds, Pierce survived. At birth he weighed a whopping 1lbs 8oz (670 grams) and was 12 inches long. He endured a grueling 118-day stay in the NICU, 4 surgeries (PDA ligation, VAD placement, ROP laser surgery and VP Shunt placement), and numerous ailments (including Chronic Lung Disease, ROP, Bilateral Grade III/IV brain bleeds, hydrocephalus and sepsis).
Today, Pierce is a healthy baby, thriving at home! And while he still has some obstacles to overcome, he has come so far. He is not deaf. He is not blind. And at 18 months (14 months adjusted), he is meeting new milestones everyday. There is no doubt that Pierce is a miracle and that God is at work in his life.
If you're interested in the beginning of our journey, you can start here.