I've waited ALL day to post, wanting to post about Alex's EEG but since its now after 8pm and I haven't heard from the Neurologist I decided to go ahead and post that No News is Good News.
My days are so long here, yet they go so fast. Its one test/treatment after the next - today the test results were coming back good. White blood cells are looking good so they scheduled him for surgery Monday at 1:00pm. A doctor from the Burn Team explained the surgery to me today while we looked at his burns. I havent seen his burns for 5 days, that is one thing that I have a really hard time with seeing the actual burn. Its very painful for him when they "scrub" the burns and then bandage him, its hard to watch. I found out while the doc was going over his burns that they thought they were going to have to graft part of his right calf (I didnt know this since I havent been present). Today when they unwrapped it the doc was surprised that it was almost healed. I wasnt surprised because I know of all the prayers that are being offered. I know that was a blessing. He was spared the additional graft. They will take skin from his upper left thigh to graft it on his neck, chest and on both sides of his belly button. This surgery is very painful and he will have an additional wound to deal with when he wakes up. Im so grateful that he wont have to deal with the wound on his thigh and the graft on his leg, that way he wont have both legs injured. He wants to run so bad. Hes worried about that. Sunday a family friend is going to come talk to him about skin grafts. This friend had several grafts and is also a runner, 2 weeks ago he finished his 54th Marathon - Running is very possible after burns and grafts. This will be good for Alex to hear. The surgery will take a few hours to preform. After the surgery he will be wrapped up and wont be able to move for 5 days. He needs to remain still so the skin can graft. On the 6th day they will unwrap the bandages and check the grafts. If the skin takes (which it will) and if he dosnt get an infection (which he wont) he should get to break out of here about 3 days later. So.....thank you for your prayers! Please keep them coming! And lets start the count down!
I know this is pretty jumbled, its all so overwhelming.
I continue to read the blog comments to Alex he is so emotional and cant understand why everyone is doing all of this for him, he dosnt understand all the love that is being poured out to him. He is SO touched. I tell him its because of the way he has lived his life, its because he and Dane are amazing boys and survived lightning. He said this afternoon "Im glad Dane lived, hes my best friend and we will always be together, we lived through lightning".
Kaleen - aka Alex's mom
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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, 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.
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