Adam Busby Admits Danielle’s Flare-Ups Come At Worst Time

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In a teaser for an upcoming episode, OutDaughtered dad, Adam Busby, discusses some of the difficulties of living with someone with an autoimmune disease. One of the hard truths is that as the spouse, he has to prepare for the good and bad days that come with Danielle Busby’s health concerns.

Adam Busby Discusses Danielle’s Stress Flares

Ahead of the June 4 episode of OutDaughtered, People shows an exclusive clip of life in the Busby house. Without a doubt, the first four episodes of the season have given fans a taste of the reality of six growing girls. While the trial run with Aunt Kiki Mills didn’t go as planned, it is seemingly more evident than ever that the Busbys need to find a full-time addition to assist their hectic home life. Although Danielle and Adam Busby are attempting to resolve some of their issues, the process is not without tremendous stress. Seemingly, living under chronic stress is taking its toll on Danielle and the family. As they prepare to enlist new help, Danielle’s autoimmune disease strikes at a very inconvenient time.

Adam Busby and Danielle Busby. - OutDaughtered
Adam Busby and Danielle Busby. – OutDaughtered

Trying To Understand

During the sneak peek of the new episode arriving this Tuesday, Adam Busby is checking on Danielle Busby who is unexpectedly still in bed. Standing beside the bed, he asks her, “Hey, are you getting up?” She groggly answers, “I can’t.” Surprisingly, Adam retorts, “Huh? What’s wrong?” Danielle raspily says, “I don’t feel good.” Trying to figure out the situation, Adam says, “Like you just have a headache?” Danielle answers, “I’m just hurting everywhere. My joints hurt and my muscles and — [it’s] just inflammation.” Undoubtedly, Adam’s mind is racing trying to help his wife. But he also knows the day is kicking off for everyone which comes with a string of responsibilities. He asks if he can get her any medicine or if he needs to call the doctor. But she explains she just needs “downtime” to get past the pain.

Adam Busby worries about Danielle Busby with her autoimmune disease. - OutDaughtered
Adam Busby worries about Danielle Busby with her autoimmune disease. – OutDaughtered

In a confessional, Adam Busby shares, “Going through this journey of Danielle’s autoimmune stuff, it’s hard because, like, just the way that my mind works., I mean — you just want to, when something happens, like, you want to fix it.” Admittedly, he doesn’t know how to make it better for her. Furthermore, he says, “Danielle’s autoimmune disorder, you know, just kind of comes and goes, headaches to pain and inflammation and there’s nothing I can do.”

Adam Busby Admits Danielle’s Flare-Ups Come At Worst Time

Undoubtedly, the timing of her flare-ups is at the worst times. In the confessional, Adam Busby says, “Today was one of those days where we have interviews set up for potential candidates for hiring a nanny, but the stress has gotten to Danielle today.” Then, he shares the reality of living with autoimmune is unpredictable and inconvenient. He shares, “So I’m just going to have to go ahead and cancel those appointments and we’ll just reschedule.”

Busby Quints - OutDaughtered
Busby Quints – OutDaughtered

Adam Busby Struggles With Needing To Pivot On A Moments Notice

Undeniably, it is easy for both Danielle and Adam Busby to feel life is overwhelming with the day-to-day responsibilities of raising six kids. But having an illness that only gets worse with stress is almost defeating. Although marriage comes with vowing to be with each other through sickness and in health, it can be a difficult time to learn about an autoimmune disorder. Offering his view, Adam confesses, “For her to have a bad day, like, any given day — I have to be prepared all the time.” Furthermore, Adam says, “You just never know when it’s going to hit. It’s frustrating, but I don’t want her to think I’m frustrated at her. I’m frustrated with this situation that no one understands.” Although he is attempting to understand, it is difficult to need to shift gears at a moment’s notice. But together they are finding ways to navigate her health problems.


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What do you think about Danielle Busby’s stress flare-ups? Can you imagine the teamwork it takes for Adam Busby to be ready at any moment to take over? Do you have experience with an autoimmune disease? Are you ready to see the next episode of OutDaughtered? Drop your comments below.

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