For family and friends

Monday, September 29, 2008

Adam's health has steadily declined over the last week. We called Hospice today and will follow up with them tomorrow. They will most likely bring over a hospital bed tomorrow and take over with the management of Adam's pain. Adam's spirits and sense of humor are still there. He played a mean game of Dungeons and Dragons, with Bill's help, against Mac, John, Bill and family friend John Garrison. Bill said Adam made several snide comments that cracked everyone up. John and Mac are taking the news very hard. They get comfort from the dog. Poor Jack will probably be bald by the end of the week from all of the petting. Thanks to everyone for all of your support.


Blogger Brendan said...


While it pains me to hear of Adam's condition, I am happy he is in good spirits. He is so courageous and you all are so brave. God bless you all.


8:41 PM

Blogger Peter said...

Tex I love you. You have been the best friend and we have had some great times. All my love to the whole family.

9:09 PM

Blogger marilyn said...

We are so sorry for what you all are going through. Adam is so brave and strong. Our thoughts continue to be with you.
Marilyn, Evro, Emilia & Jimmy

9:16 PM

Blogger Kristin said...

Tex a house of 8 wonderful ladies from Brown are thinking of you. I love that you are still playing video games...wish I was there to harass you about it. Love you very very much.
xoxox cuppy

9:23 PM

Blogger mary said...

Balches im always thinking of you all, Adam You have always been a great friend and i think of our fun Mccullough days , my san diego trip and haunted houses often,, stay strong and keep gamin Love you all.


9:27 PM

Blogger Zeina Zakkout said...

My prayers are with you all.

Adam- you are truly one of the most amazing friends I have. Your courage and strength is so admirable and is something I look up to everyday. I love you SO much!

Love always,

10:01 PM

Blogger JulesB86 said...


I know it has been a while, but you have always been in my thoughts. You are an amazing person and I admire your spirit and courage. God bless you and your family.

Julia Baron

11:58 PM

Blogger davedude87 said...


I miss you dude. We had some great times surfing and goofing around in carmel valley. I'll never forget the epic adventures of the black hand. I love you man and my prayers go out to your family.


12:18 AM

Blogger jasanna said...

I appreciate being able to follow along on the blog what is happening with Adam. What courage you all have. This is so difficult. You are in my prayers all the time.
Aunt Anna

8:56 AM

Blogger Tim said...

Bill & Patty,

Thanks for the call today. My thoughts, my prayers and my love are with Adam, you Patty and the boys. You are amazing parents. Adam is a blessing.


11:03 AM

Blogger Karen said...

Hello Balch family,
I read your blog religiously over here in MO and am overwhelmed by your courage and faith. God bless you all.
Karen and Rick, Audrey and Abigail

1:41 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

What a strong, bright, amazing man Adam has turned out to be. He's been an inspiration on this difficult journey. We love you all.
- Nancy, Matt, Will, Joel and Evan

1:50 PM

Blogger Ballpoint Wren said...

Praying very very hard for Adam and you, Patty, and the boys and your man.

4:13 PM


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