Adam has had a typical ICU kinda day. He's had his ups and downs. He had a great morning was responding well to his neuro exams and then around lunch time it took a little detour. His heart rate was elevated, his blood pressure went crazy... and he stopped responding in his neuro exams. The doctors kept his shunt drain clamped to see how Adam was going to react neurologically and with Adam not responding, this did not surprise them because if the drain is clamped then the fluid has no where else to go but collect on his brain. With increase fluid build up there is typically a decrease in neuro exams. The doctors sent Adam to a stat CT to be able to a have a visual aid for what is going on in Adam's brain, and what they saw was more fluid build up in his ventricles, they unclamped his drain and now we wait to see what changes neurologically this will bring. Waiting patiently.
As for his G-Tube mess that's going on... his AWESOME critical care team is working hard at trying to solve the unsolved mystery of his tube. (Thank you Colin! (Dr.Byrd)) They decided to do a Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) it's a fancy long word for going in to his esophagus, stomach, and duodenum with a scope and trying to locate the problem with Adam's G-Tube. It doesn't look like the G.I. doctors will be able to get to it until Friday, so they are going to do an abdominal xray with contrast tomorrow to see if his stomach is doing it's job as well as the feeding tube. Again, I am waiting patiently. I will update as I know more.
Right now as I am sitting at Adam's beside he seems to be resting peacefully. Praise the Lord, this is such an answer to prayer after Adam's crazy afternoon.
My verse for today is Psalm 130:5 "I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope."
Other Bible Waiters:
Noah waited for God's timing with the ark (Gen. 8)
Moses waited on God on the mountain (Ex. 24)
Job waited for God's answers (Job 14:14)
Isaiah waited for God to work in Israel (Isaiah: the whole book)
Jeremiah understood the need to wait quietly for God's salvation (Lam. 3)
Hosea wanted the people to return to God and wait for him to work (Hosea 12)
Micah waited for the God of his salvation (Micah 7)
Habakkuk warned the people to hold on to their hope and wait because it would surely come (Hab. 2)
Zephaniah explained that the Lord wanted his people to wait for him (Zeph. 3)
The disciples were ordered by Jesus to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2)
Believers are called to wait for heaven, for the promise is sure (Romans 8:23, 2 Peter 3: 12-14)
If all these amazing people changed history while they waited... I too can wait patiently and continue to draw my hope from His word.
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- I Surrender
- All In God's Plans
- Another Day In The ICU
- Equipped To Be Adam's Helpmate
- Refiners Fire
- With God All Things Are Possible, Please Keep Pray...
- My Very Present Help
- Adam Is Back In ICU
- Jehovah Jireh
- Thank You For Your Prayers
- Long Surgery
- Hard But Hopeful
- Happy Father's Day Adam
- Blessed Be Your Name
- He Promises
- Storms and Thankfulness
- Surgery #6 Went Well
- Surgery #6
- Waiting Patiently
- Yesterday's Events and Today's Blessings
- Root for Adam and Keep the Prayers Coming
- PLEASE KEEP PRAYING Surgery #5
- PLEASE PRAY... WE NEED PRAYERS
- God's Sovereignty and Grace
- Made To Worship
- My Rock
- Can't Get Close Enough
- God's Timing Is Always Perfect
- Praises and Prayers
- It Is Well, It Is Well, With My Soul
- Praises, Converstions, & Devotion
- Goodbye ICU!!!!!! God's Right Hand Is Mighty!
- God Is Bigger Than A Brain Injury
- Adam Is Out Of Surgery
- Adam Is In Surgery... for the 4th time.
- Surgery Bound Again
- A Thankful Heart
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