Monday, December 17, 2007

Day 10

Today Brent was supposed to have his surgery but is running a fever of 102 and has some fluid build up. The surgery will have to be postponed probably until Friday. Please continue to keep Brent and the surgeons in your prayers but also keep the family in your prayers. Pete, Bryan, and Brooke will be driving back to Florida this week and Pete and Bryan will be flying back. So please keep them in your prayers as they travel. And keep Kathy and Amanda in your prayers as they care for Brent here.

But I do have good news! The blood drive at Pleasant Valley yesterday went extremely well. The initial goal was set at 15 donations (mainly because they had just had a blood drive) but after only a few minutes they upped their goal to 30. The drive was supposed to end at 2 but I received a call after 4 saying the final count was 68! They had to go get more bags and supplies! And even later a nurse said that the final count had actually been 71! The second largest donation in UAMS history!! Brent will have more than enough blood to help get him through several surgeries. A big thank you to all who helped out and donated!!

Update: 7:15pm
Brent has had a rough day. He has developed a bacterial infection in his blood stream that caused the fever this morning. They are treating him with antibiotics and should be able to have surgery on Friday. Tonight (sometime) he is having a noninvasive surgery on his lung. We're not entirely sure, but we think it's either to clean out the buildup that he has been coughing up all day, or repairing some of the damage that has been done. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal but they are going to have him in the OR just as a safety precaution. So please pray for the doctors tonight and the nurses who will be taking care of him.

Pete, Bryan and Brooke will be driving to Florida early in the morning. So please remember to keep them in your prayers as well.

Update 10:05pm
Brent was unable to have surgery tonight concerning his lung. He was on standby for the operation but they were unable to get to Brent, hopefully they will perform that surgery tomorrow morning.

Concerning the surgery on Brent’s left shoulder- they have postponed it until later this week. Although we were bummed about it, we also have to consider the positives. Last night Brent did very well, he did not run a fever, and was able to sleep most of the night. When they went to pre-op, they discovered the fever. Had it not been for them discovering that fever, they would have performed the surgery and we would have been facing a lot more serious issues, because of the infection. The infection is being treated with antibiotics and is showing signs of improvement.

Brent is facing a lot of pain right, please be praying for his comfort, and that we might be able to get these surgeries done as soon as possible. Brent is very anxious to get these surgeries done!

Dad, Bryan, and Brooke are going home for a few days, while our Aunt Christy is coming to stay for a few days while they are gone. Pray for their safe travels!


Anonymous said...

Just want you to know we are praying for each of you and all the medical team involved in his care. May the Lord surround you with all you need during this terribly difficult time!!!

Lindsey said...

You have a CBS (community bible study) and many churches praying for you in Jacksonville, FL!!! We appreciate the updates as it allows us to pray more specifically for Brent's physical, emotional and spiritual needs each day. Your family is covered in prayer!

South 14th Street Church of Christ said...

Dear Adams family,
All of us here at South 14 Street Church of Christ (Florida) are praying for you. If there is anything you guys ever need, just call the office! Brent, keep strong and have faith that the Lord will get you through this! We love you all!
Love, Minister, Elders, and staff
~South 14th Street Church of Christ

Lynnetta said...

Pete and Kathy and family
I'm sorry it didn't work out for Brent to have his surgery today. I know God is directing and the doctors are doing things God's way even though they may not know that. Pete..we pray for you,Brian and Brooke a safe trip to Florida and back. We think about you constantly and pray for Brent and for the families continued strength. We love you.

HansO said...

The blood drive was awe-inspiring. Seeing so many people come to help our brother and friend was awesome. There were over 20 first time donors on his behalf!

Brent your brothers and sisters at PV are continually praying and fasting on your behalf.

We love you brother!

(For those of you who were not able to attend, pictures of the event are posted at - go to the photo gallery.)

Linda said...

Pete, Kathy and entire family.Each and everyone of you are in our thoughts and prayers daily.Buttons is fine.He likes to play hide on my first visit of the day to check on him and feed him.Will continue to lift you up. Linda and Vern

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to send our well wishes and of course, prayers!! These blogs sure help us to feel more connected. Keep us up to date and we will certainly keep praying!

Eddie, Tiffany and Gage Parrett

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for keeping us updated through this blog. We are continuing to pray that God will bless you all with strength and rest and peace and healing. Lord willing Robin and I will see you next Wed., Dec. 26th. If there is anything that you need us to bring from FL please let us know. I know that Pete and Bryan and Brooke are coming to get some things, but if you think of anything else, we are leaving around 4 am Friday morning, Dec. 21st to visit my parents in West Tennessee. Just call Robin if you think of anything 321-239-0888. Or email me at

Kathy Pruitt

K-Starr said...

We are all cheering you on! Wish I was there to give ya a big hug! You and your family are always in my prayers!

Cindi Burleson said...

Pete, Kathy and Family,

Please know that there are many across the country who are praying for you through a daily devotional and prayer list that I send out. We are keeping it updated for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you travel and make plans for the long term.

We are praying for Brent to recover from the infection so that he can move ahead with surgery. Know that God will be with you all through this time and throughout your life. He will work all for good.

Mickey and Cindi Burleson

Lor said...

You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.