Not sure where to begin. It was a rough 24 hours for Alex Thur-Fri night. He finally fell asleep Friday night just after 9pm - hes been sleeping ever since. YEA!! He needs his rest. He hated having the huge oxygen mask on and kept asking me to take it off, well his wish was granted Friday night. He wore a smaller mask until Saturday - now he only has an oxygen tube under his nose. Hes much happier about that. His hands are still restrained because they dont want him to rub his burns and also escape from the bed. He hasnt talked much but when he does he still asks for my help to "get out of here" but he dosnt try as much to escape. Dane was wheeled into Alex's room this afternoon. It was amazing to see them together!!!!!! Dane talked to Alex - Alex tried to talk back but isnt able to speak much. He tried SO hard to open his eyes to see Dane, but didnt quit make it. But he knew Dane was there. When Dane left, Alex tried to get out of bed, I think he thought Dane was leaving so he too should be able to go. Then he spoke - he said "I need to start walking" I asked where he was going to walk to and he said "Home".
A feeding tube was placed in him this evening - we asked them if they could blend a Crunch Wrap Supreme for him. No luck! More tests will be run tomorrow morning. The care here at UMC has been wonderful. Alex has a great Doctor and amazing Nurses that tend to him. I love reading all your posts to Alex. He can hear me and others talking to him. Thanks for the love and support - most importantly thanks for the Prayers. They are being heard and answered. (if this dosnt make sense its because Ive slept less than 12 hours since Tuesday)
Welcome friends and family of Alex and Dane!
This Blog has been created by friends and family of Alex and Dane as they make their way down the road to recovery, after being struck by lightning 10/5/2010. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as this road will likely be a long one. Feel free to check back often for status updates on both Alex and Dane, and be sure and leave your well-wishes when you visit. The boys will be shown this blog when they are awake.
We sincerely Thank You for your concern and friendship. Alex and Dane will always remember the support of friends and family like you.