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.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday night shift - Alex - Babysteps

From Alex's Dad on the night shift.  Just got filled in from his Mom about the events of the day, and Alex is doing better, he's off oxygen.
When I first got here he needed to go to the bathroom.  He has a toilet that sort of comes out of the wall, and when not in use a cover drop down over it and hides the toilet from view.  It looks like a regular seat.  I wonder how much he would love a setup like that in his room at home?  Then he would never have to leave his "bachelor pad/studio apartment" bedroom,  he could play Halo even 'when nature calls'.  I guess I better not give him any ideas.  Anyway I digressed... Nature was calling and the nurses and I were helping him over and I asked him to take a step with his right leg then with his left leg, babysteps, but he is making them, and with much more strength than he showed last night.  He is supporting his weight much more evenly. I keep expecting him to just jump out of bed and be all better, but I guess its just going to be one small baby step at a time.  Gradual improvement every day till he fully recovers.  

I spoke with with one of the directors at Tuacahn and they are going to donate their video team to film the concert Mon night so Alex can watch it.  I wanted to setup some sort of webcam operation so Alex could watch it and he could say hi to you, but it looks like Alex will be recovering Mon night from his surgery scheduled that day.  He wont be able to watch it Live.  He was pretty awake today so the hospital video guy came and recorded a message from him to you that will be played on Mon night so make sure and come out and see what he has to say!

Thanks to Tuacahn and Snow Canyon and all the other high schools involved in Mon night.  I wish I could be there it looks like a lot of fun, and thanks to everyone for your support in this event.

AMIQ (Alex Morphine Induced Quotes)

1. Alex: Where is Brother G.?
Dad: Why do you want Bro. G?
Alex:  I need to talk to him
Dad:  what do you want to talk to him about?
Alex:  I really need to talk to him about being struck by lightening I think he would like to know

2.  Alex:  Hey A
Dad: A isn't here do you want me to call her and you can tell her goodnight
Alex:  no she is coming over she has the notes we need to study we have a very important stats test.
Dad: ok do you want me to call?
Alex:  no just tell her when she gets her I will be in my study.

One of my Flashbacks:
I took Alex and his brother to a church conference Sat. night Oct 2nd the Sat before the accident.  Alex gets
out of the car carrying his Physics book.  I asked him, "Why are you carrying your physics book for, do you have homework to do?"  He said, " Not homework I'm reading it during the Church Conference".
I said "Why are you reading a Physics book?"  He said "Cause physics is cool and I want to read the rest of this book"  I told him " you can read a little later put the book back in the car and pay attention to what the speakers are saying at the conference see if any of them talk about physics"
lol  I was astonished that anyone, let alone my son would read a physics book for pleasure.

1 comment:

  1. We do not know your families, but there are no words to tell you how touched we are with both boys. WHAT A MIRACLE YOU ARE EXPERIENCING. Our prayers are with you everyday. Hang in there and be patient.You must have awsome futures ahead of you. Because it is obvious our Heavenly Father wants you here to do great things.


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