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.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sat afternoon - this is Alex's Dad. Your prayers worked. Alex is resting a lot better last night and today. They removed the oxegen mask and now he just has the oxegen tude with the two nostril plugs in his nose. That seems to be much more comfortable for his face. I think the mask was rubbing on his burn. Todays challenge for the doctor has been for Alex's heartrate to come down and he is trying to find the right combination to make that happen. The other challenge and a huge milestone is to get a meaningful response from Alex's left side. We want him to squeeze our finger or wiggle his toes just to let us know everything is ok on that side. So please pray for that. Ladies Alex needs a new head band. If you can make a special manly one we will have him pick out a new one each day. It will help us keep track of time and will be fun for Alex to decide how he wants to look each day. Before Halo we were huge Star Wars fans and I keep telling him we have him in a Bacta tank and that he just needs to relax and let the bacta heal him. He seems to like that and he calms down. Thanks for everything your thoughts prayers, phone calls, gift baskets, pictures, and Alex's new top hat and monicle. Special and heart felt gratitude to the first responders you saved my sons life. The burn unit said we never really treat lightening victims cause they usually don't make it, because no one was around or they waited to long, or by the time they get to us they are already brain dead. I'm amazed you were able to act so quickly and so effectively. It was incredible that this accident happened in first place, and even more incredible the miracles that have happened since. Thanks. (This was typed Saturday 10-9-10)