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This Blog has been created by friends and family of Alex and Dane as they make their way down the road to recovery. 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.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Alex Saturday 10-9-10

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)

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for the post. My heart, love, and prayers go out to Alex, you, Dane, his mom, and all family and friends of both young men. May sleep and rest soon be yours, too.

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  2. Keep up the fight Alex and Dane. I love you guys.

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  3. "When snatched from the jaws of death, tooth marks are to be expected." - Hal Story
    just remember, teeth marks attract girls
    -Wolf

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  4. Love and prayers going out to Alex and Dane and their families! Question...can you add a paypal link for donations?

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  5. We love alex & dane so much. There should be a ton of stuff coming to you guys out there in vegas. There are CDS with pictures of what's been going on down here. Anyway. Send the love on to the boys. <3 <3 <3

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  6. Happy Sunday, guys! Thanks for the update. Tell Alex we're fasting for you today and we are sending lots of very gentle hugs your way! We think of you all day long and wish we could send the sand man to give you all some more rest. Hang in there! Love ya!

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  7. Thanks for the updates! I things go better for Alex. It is great to hear about their progress. I have a friend here who own two restaurants and we were talking about picking a day next week when he would donate part of his profits to Dane and Alex. There would be one day for each of the restaurants. He would like to talk to you about it, I guess to talk about some of the logistics of those days. I will give you my email , so you can email me info and so we can get these days set up. sballantyne@scmiddle.org
    Let the boys know that we are praying for them and can't wait for them to come home.

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  8. May the Lord Bless you and keep you, May the Lord let His Face shine upon you. May the Lord look upon you kindly and give you His Peace. Amen and Amen

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  9. I am still amazed at how well these two are doing! our love and prayers are with you. The community has been AMAZING with supporting you. There is tons of love back here at home. At the football game on friday It was amazing to see people running down the bleachers to put money into a bucket for you guys during half time. :) glad to know all is well! Even tho I dont know Dane, and alex only a little from having him in classes last year, I am praying for you both. Parents I hope you get some much needed sleep :)
    Love,
    Candice

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  10. Alex you crack me up... I will buy you a crunch wrap supreme when I come visit. You are stronger than I will ever be! Sloan can't wait to meet you. Rachel, Sloan, and I send our love.

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  11. my son almost 18 when wrecked his moto cross bike (now 20) broke his back and dislocated several ribs. it was touch and go for a week weather he would even walk again. I know the prayers helped so much. I still observe Jake in awe of how he pulled thru and faught every day thru the pain and fear of what tomorrow would bring. Alex, you come from amazing stock and its very obvious you are a fighter, dont loose the humor, it too helps get you thru rough days. oh, and chick do dig scars, my son has way too many of them calling. Be strong, we are all praying for all of you and will continue to thru your journey. c-Lea (for lea family)

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  12. Chris and Leslie, I am sorry you haven't heard from me in person. I haven't been able to get a phone call through. Please know that I am heartbroken that you all have had to endure this tragedy without more of your family at your side. You, Dane and Alex, have been in my heart and prayers. I will visit you when Dane returns home.
    God speed!

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  13. Hey Chriz, Dane, Alex, and all the parents are heroes too, especially to those of us how have never gone through something like this. I pray that you all keep the strentgh you've all shown us, and I only wish I could be half what you all are.

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  14. Alex,
    We and the kids have been praying for you and Dane. We are glad for the updates and it is good to hear you are doing better. We know it is still hard, but you can do it! Everything happens for a reason and someday you will realize what that reason is.
    Keep smiling- we will come see you and your family next month.
    Take care and stay strong!
    The Martins

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  15. Thank you for the update. You guys are constantly in our prayers. Hope things settle down and progress keeps being made. All the best wishes your way

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  16. Hey "anonymous" If your gonna post negative stuff about these guys who are truly fighting for their lives,and through no fault of their own got injured horribly, you should be man enough to let the community know who you are! Yeah, they got owned, but you are the F-ing B-otch! don't come in here again, you are a buzz kill!

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  17. My thoughts and prayers are with both of your families and your children as you are all going through this hard time. Alex is an amazing kid and I'm sure he's going to fight through this.

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  18. Best Wishes for a speedy recovery. Many thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Six years ago, my 24 year old son, an electrical lineman, had 70,000 volts of electricty go through him. According to doctors at the University of Utah burn center, there was no reason for him to be alive. When I arrived there a few hours after the accident, I was met at the elevator doors by my son. After a few months of burn healing and surgeries on his burns, he returned to work. He is a very active and busy husband and father. All is Well!! I know that Our Father in Heaven has a plan for each of us. It was not my son's time to go, nor was it time for Dane and Alex. I know that He has something for each of you to accomplish. My thoughts and prayers are with you, as are those of many, many others. I am so glad to hear that you are both improving and look forward to more positive reports.

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  19. I am so happy to hear that both of you are doing great. When I heard about your tragedy I started to cry and prayed for you both to recover. God is with both of you. We have seen a miracle in our lives!!I hope you both recover and return back to school. My prayers and thoughts are with both families.

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  20. Alex and Dane's families: When the news reported the boys' accident, it made me gut sick! What a horrible thing to have happen to anyone - let alone your children. As parents, you've had to find the strength and will to function through their recovery. You've had to be strong for them as well as for each other. The Lord has definately blessed you with these tender mercies. Our family will continue to pray for your boy's, your families and all those who care for them. You have fine young men!! Thanks for keeping us all posted :) A mom in West Jordan.

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Alex on Wednesday, Oct.6

Alex on Wednesday, Oct.6

Dane Thursday Oct 7th

Dane Thursday Oct 7th
Before Life Support was removed

Alex's Room

Alex's Room
Thanks for all the love