So tomorrow at 730 am Adam goes in for a long surgery.
At the minimum it will be 5 hours.
Do be praying.
They are estimating and budgeting for 1 day in the hospital and coming home by Saturday most likely.
Since Adam has a trach, the airway is not an issue b/c the trach is considered a safe and alternate airway
(Airway is usually the main concern after this surgery)
So I ask you all to be praying
And I have an idea…
A way to connect everyone the world over who is praying for Adam;)
Do you want to be a part of it?
Alright dear ones.
Look through these pictures.
What are 2 common things you see in almost all the pictures (associated with Adam)?
What do you think?
What are the common things you see?
Well yes, he has a little bald head in all the pictures.
Don’t worry, we are not going to ask you to shave your heads;)
BUT he also is wearing a cap (“Newsies” style) in all the pictures.
|here is a reminder;)|
Also, Adam is always wearing something around his neck over his trach…
It used to be a backwards bib, now it is a bandana or scarf;)
It helps keep the saliva from getting into his trach and triggering his cough
And it protects his trach from dust and such
And he doesn’t knock it off like other techniques we have tried;)
For those of you who live, go to school, and work in environments/cultures where this is permissable…
We thought you could sport a newsies cap or a bandana/scarf in honor of Adam tomorrow?
Then when people ask you why…
You can share Adam’s story
Direct them HERE;)
And it can just be a fun way to unify and share the love;)
And it will make getting up and getting dressed tomorrow extra special;)
Also…regarding social media and such
1. For those of you who do Instagram…
I thought we could share our pictures of wearing our gear and create a hashtag #prayforbabyAdam
(This will be my first official attempt at a hashtag by the way…)
2. And for those on Twitter…
We are on it HERE
We are clearly not very good at it yet;)
But anything you can do to unify on Twitter is great;)
3. Facebook, you can upload your picture in your hat/scarf and tag Jessica Paulraj or Raja Paulraj
4. You can email us your picture at email@example.com
5. You can even SNAIL MAIL it if you don’t like the above options;)
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a good address for snail mail;)
Won’t this be fun?
So from the young to the not as young;)…
Tomorrow, August 23rd, 2013
Wear a newsies hat and/or a scarf/bandana
And share the love/prayers/story of Adam
And we will try and share pictures that we receive throughout the day while we wait in the waiting room
Love to you all