I will start with Adam... He has been, what the doctors call "neuro storming" all day. Neurological storms are common in traumatic brain injury patients (TBI). It affects the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The SNS is responsible for initiating the "fight or flight" response, and that we have seen in Adam. He has been tachycardic (high heart rate) and hypertensive (high blood pressure), he has been profusely sweating, his pupils have been dilated, and he has become completely lethargic, not responding at all. Like I said, a typical ICU kind of day. He's been given medication and yet he still seems so uncomfortable. He is miserable, I can feel it. It breaks my heart to be sitting next to him knowing how much pain I can see him in, knowing now uncomfortable he is, feeling completely helpless because there is nothing I can do... my heart hurts.
As far as the rest of the day... well... it's been hard. Today is Father's Day and all I have been able to think about is what an amazing dad Adam is. Adam chose to be a dad, he didn't have to choose us, but he did, he chose us with all his heart... and he hasn't taken that responsibility lightly, he has taken it whole heartily. I respect Adam so much for stepping up and accepting the sacrifice and challenge of raising a child... not just raising a child, but training her to be a child after God's heart. Adam is an amazing father, I have been blessed enough to spend hours praying with him and hearing his heart cry out to God asking for wisdom in parenting, and help in raising a little girl, our little girl. God has answered Adam's prayers and truly gave him a father's heart. Seeing Adam love Mackenzie unconditionally and with every fiber of his being, is the best gift I have ever been given, my heart melts every time I see those two together. Happy Father's Day Adam, you are one incredible dad... I love you so much.
Proverbs 14:26 "He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge." Thank you Adam for fearing the Lord, and providing such wonderful security. We love you.