Back in St. George - cant describe the felling I had when I pulled into my little town of Santa Clara Tuesday night, knowing that I didnt have to go back to Vegas, but also knowing that my son is still in the hospital. It was bitter sweet. Alex is glad to be back but wants to be Home!!! He was a home body before this happened, he and his friends always hung out at our house (and it wasnt because we had the best food, it was because Alex wanted to be home).
Alex had a few visitors in Vegas some very special visitors that we will forever be grateful for. We extended an offer for them to come visit in STG and hope they will. We miss you already. Some of our amazing STG friends drove to Vegas to visit and share their knowledge of things to come with Alex's recovery. Thanks to all those that made the journey, lifted our spirits, brought us clothes and food. I know SO many more wanted to visit but with him in PICU then the Burn Unit he needed to have restrictions. Some of those restrictions have been lifted at IHC, but its still not an open door for visitors. He's very busy here, hes in the Acute Rehabilitation center. He has a schedule that starts at 7am and goes until 4pm. If you want to visit, contact me and I'll see what I can do to get you in (after 4). Alex is learning a lot of things such as; Sitting up in bed, putting his legs on the floor, standing up (with help), moving his feet to then sit down in a wheel chair, learning to roll over, learning to take steps, move his fingers, hold a cup, scratch his nose, rub his eyes etc... Just since yesterday he has improved SO much. The doctors and nurses in the Rehab unit know "their stuff", they are good and are dedicated to Alex and his recovery. I'm so grateful for them and all that they are doing for Alex. Hes in great hands. Alex also got the 75 staples out of his chest today. Wahoo - he is looking good and ahead of schedule with his burns. I will be able to return to work next week at Stevens-Henager College, it will be good to be back. We are on a great schedule and before we know it Alex will be Home.
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.