Monday, December 1, 2008

Asking for many prayers...

Uncle Adam & Jackson
Making Memories...

Dearest Friends and Family,
The title of this post is an earnest plea for our christian community to pray.This weekend,Saturday to be exact.My husbands brother Adam,had a terrible accident.

He was at a shooting range scoping in his mussel loader,he had shot the gun a few times,went back to reload it,and while he was reloading it, the gun went off.

He shot his hands.

We are praising God he did not shoot him self in the head or,any of his friends standing around him.The gun shot through his right hand,shattering all the bones,then shot through his left hand's middle knuckle.He was taken to Our local hospital,who took x-rays and said "there is no nerve damage or vein damage",but they did not have any hand surgeons on call,so they sent him to Indianapolis.

Another huge praise.He got the best of the best at St.Vincents Hospital in Indianapolis.

After eleven hours of surgery the doctors released him to his room.The doctors at St.Vincents said our local hospital could not have been farther from the truth.There was extensive damage to the nerves.He only has one that was somewhat in tact in his right hand.There was no vein,so they pulled one from his arm.There were fiberglass pieces in his hand,that were like razor blades,and shredded all the muscle and nerves. Needless to say,the prognosis is grim.

But,we serve a MIGHTY God!

We are praying for Adam's complete healing. We went and visited him yesterday.He is doing as well as can be expected.The doctors won't say how much use he will have of his right hand.The left hand has a metal plate in his middle finger,that won't be able to move.but the rest of that hand should be okay.In a month,if he has some movement,they will remove a nerve from his leg,as well as do some skin grafts to try and repair the damage.

Please,friends,pray for our Adam. He is a dearly loved,Brother and Uncle to our little family. Please pray for my mother in law,Kay.As she is his primary care giver.Also pray for his girl friend, Drea.

He is still at St.Vincents and will be there until Thursday at least.

If you go to the hospitals website (linked above) you can register an account and send him a greeting. How awesome would it be to flood Adam with love and prayers! It takes a little time,but I think it's worth it!

Here are some pictures of Adam....
Elliott and Adam this summer...riding Adam's 4 wheeler

Jackson giving Adam a ride in Jackson's jeep!

And here are some from yesterday...he is going to kill me for posting these. I took them while he was sleeping,because he kept getting mad and trying to lift his hands up when people tried to take pictures.
We love you SO much Adam!
The picture below is his right hand,it is so swollen,about four times it's normal size.

That would be Drea by his side.She had not slept,so I was kind and did not ask to take a close up!