So all was going well this morning and we were anticipating a 1pm departure to Maggie Valley, NC for a week with my (Jessica) family. It was going to be a lovely drive, we had music picked out, Adam bundled up, and all the bags packed. I went to start a shower and Raja calls […]
Surgery last night went well. Adam’s left eyelid is sutured almost completely shut due to the ulcer that continued to worsen as the cornea was exposed. The glue was replaced and the contact lens placed. For 3-4 weeks it will be so. We have a meeting with plastic surgery tomorrow to discuss the skin grafts. […]
Adam did well in surgery last night. In fact, he and Raja are napping right now. Adam’s left eye has been sutured closed and will remain so for about four weeks. We will know in the next week when Adam will have eyelid surgery. We believe it will be in the next two to three […]
Just to update you…Adam is in surgery at the moment. The L eye had some pretty severe damage starting today….after the surgery last week, there have been some complications and they had to go back in today to redo the glue in the cornea, replace the contact lenses, and completely suture the eyelid on the […]
So it is an early Saturday morning. I, mother, am wide awake and the boys are sound asleep. This has been one of the more difficult weeks we have had. Let’s just be honest. But oh what a faithful heavenly Father we have. He is always making beauty from ashes. And He is always proving […]
So we did have surgery today. Basically, a third or so of his eye was exposed from the eyelid being pulled up by the skin grafts. This caused the previous ulcer to reopen. Not good. I think every eye doctor on duty today saw Adam. It was quite a hustled and stress filled morning. Surgery […]
all was peaceful…night of discharge. Hello to all. Well we have had a wonderful few days out of the hospital. However, today we came in for an eye checkup and we are in need of prayer. The eyelids have shrunken a little back (normal occurence after skin grafting) which has left the lower half of […]
Taken by the amazing Maria VanAalst who has also become a dear sister and friend. We are back from surgeries. We were welcomed with the amazing Maria taking photos for us, a new dear friend, Rachel playing piano for us, and the ONE AND ONLY Dana Senior bringing us wine and tasty food to feast […]
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One of my favorites. This is me with Adam in Aizawl, Mizoram. This is the precious woman who hosted us during the adoption process. I absolutely adore her. This is an email I wrote a few months ago as we continued to hear God answer prayers for Adam. As I am writing out prayers this […]
We are 99% sure we are being discharged from the hospital today!Usually they would keep us a little longer but after seeing Raja and I caring for Adam, they feel confident that all that is being done here will be done at home well.We are just waiting to hear from the eye doctors on if […]
This was featured on ABC 11 on Raleigh/Durham stations today:http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/video?id=8452929 And the church we have been attending who has been a great support published this today:http://www.icontact-archive.com/mUFmOW52D7AbVi-Mx0HWgneZTqtz99MU?w=3 Is it really Friday? My goodness time has flown. I am feeling much better (Jessica, that is). Raja had a pretty good night with Adam. He only slept 3 […]
While we have been staying with the wonderful Senior family of Chapel Hill, we have been attending their church, Christ Community Church. They recently published in their newsletter about Adam. We are so thankful for their pastors, elders, and members who have been visiting us and caring for us so well! http://www.icontact-archive.com/mUFmOW52D7AbVi-Mx0HWgneZTqtz99MU?w=3
I (Jessica) am writing this from our little temporary home in Chapel Hill.I have been a bit sick all day, since last night, and have a sick nasty voice at the moment.It is hard to be sick, to be honest.But I am trying to be faithful and restful with the time.I did have the time […]
Hello to all. It is a frigid North Carolina evening here. Raja and I had a wonderful night of sleep and much needed time together. Thank you for those prayers. We came in this morning and have been here all day. In the morning we were told Adam was breathing over the ventilator, and by […]
Donors give $118,000 for Baby Adam’s surgeries | jacksonville.com Click the link above to see an update by Kelli Palka that ran in today’s Florida Times-Union.
Hello to all. We are amazed. Absolutely amazed at all the encouragement we are receiving. God is so good. So faithful. We had wonderful friends around us all day. The surgeries went well. Please pray for his eyes to heal and eyesight to remain well;) He is in the ICU on lots of monitors for […]
Adam’s surgery is over and he is doing great! Jessica and Raja are with him now.
This is a picture of me with Adam last night. Last night our baby had no eyelids. Today has gone smoothly. We have had precious friends with us throughout the day. Including my friend Brooke, the wife of the family we are staying with, a new friend Maria working on a photojournalism project, a new […]
Adam is well into surgery. Surgery may be a total of 7-8 hours. Adam is doing well. The different specialists involved will do the surgeries in stages. Urology was the first procedure. The Urologist has come out of surgery to meet with us. “No surprises” he said and everything is going well. They were considering […]
Thank you so much for your continued prayers.Adam is in surgery! We expect him to be out of surgery around 4 or 5 p.m.We will provide updates as soon as possible.Please continue to pray for Adam, Jessica and Raja, and the incredible medical team working on Adam as this is being written. God placed each and […]