Beginning of Our Journey

Thank you for your interest in our story... below is the first blog post I wrote regarding our journey... we have seen so many miracles and I am in awe daily of the MIGHTY GOD we serve.  With God's strength, Adam has overcome so many odds and we are so blessed by the journey God has chosen for us.  I pray that as you read all that God has done for us, that you will be blessed and know that God's presence and love will be tangibly felt as you share in our journey!

Here is the story of what happened as well as I can remember it...

Adam has always had a passion for motocross and loves a day when he can get out to a good track and ride. Adam has even taught Mackenzie to ride and enjoy a good track. This Saturday May 15th we packed up as a family and met our friends (the Lapiana's) at the track. Adam was familiar with this track, he went riding on it the week before. However, from what I understand they reversed the track (which rarely happens) and this makes the jumps unstable for a bit until riders can break the jumps in. Adam was on his second outing around the track and was aware that this particular jump was rough, and was not able to clear it.

Mackenzie and I were on the observation deck of the track waiting for Adam to come around when Mackenzie saw Adam wreck. Our friend that were riding with (Bill Lapiana) was right behind Adam and was able to keep Adam alive with his EMT training. Adam was airlifted to UNC Chapel Hill. By the time we arrived at the hospital Adam had arrived 10 minutes before, and was in surgery to relieve pressure off his swollen brain within 30 minutes after that. The fact that Adam made it through Saturday night was a complete miracle according to his doctors.

We were told the first 72 hours will be touch and go, but praise God, Adam's vitals at are stable. This is a good thing, but we are not in the clear yet. He is still in a coma, non-responsive (which means not a drug induced)... he is sedated between neuro exams. He is on a ventilator to help him breath, the best part about this is he is breathing quite a bit on his own (which is a huge improvement in the last 24 hours), the ventilator is now just helping him breath deeper.

Adam's injury is a severe left brain injury, the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body so while there has been movement on both sides of his body it's not with out the nurses and doctors using painful stimulus manipulation to get movement from him. Adam's brain was hemorrhaging and was given a grim outlook upon arrival; he has already astonished the doctors by being able to respond to manipulated movement based on his initial arrival. He is by no means out of the danger zone.

As the doctors continue to remind me, this is a marathon and we are not even the second step into it. We will need continual prayers. Philippians 4:6 & 7 Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, presents your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

I recognize God as my comfort and my source of strength, He has carried me every step of the way through this and will continue to do so. I am trusting in Him completely, and where there is faith there is no fear. I will do my best to update when I can, until next time... there is power in praying in Jesus' name.

Love,
Amy

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