For those of you that know Alex - you know he Loves Crunch Wrap Supremes from Taco Bell. When he had his feeding tube in he craved them but since he couldn't eat it was just a thought. Once the feeding tube was removed (3 weeks ago today) we kept asking him if he wanted one. His reply was always "No I want Peaches" (lol) Until yesterday - While I was playing Cub Scout Leader for some local Cub Scouts, I got a text from his friend that was at the hospital with him that said "Alex wants a Crunch Wrap Supreme" I wanted to shout for Joy. After Scouts I got him his CWS no tomatoes, went to the hospital, unwrapped it, put it into his hands and he ate the entire thing and he ate it by himself. Wahoo!!!!!
Now 2 months ago I wouldn't have thought twice about him requesting food and eating it by himself, but since the Strike he hasn't had an appetite and has needed assistance in doing everything. Well, looks like he is turning some corners, everyday he is making improvements. They are small yet huge. He is having a hard time though, he keeps saying "a month ago I could drive and squat 300lbs and now look at me". I've told him he needs to change his thinking and say "TWO months ago I could drive and squat 300lbs, ONE month ago I was lying in a hospital in Vegas on Life Support with burns over 15% of my body, NOW I can sit up in bed, stand up from a wheel chair, take assisted steps (walk), feed myself, turn on my Ipod............" His baseline has to change.
Since being back in STG I have been able to witness the support and love our community has shown for Alex and Dane. Thanks to each and everyone of you that read this blog and have a sincere love an admiration for these boys. We as parents love Alex and Dane and know what great people they are, its nice to see so many others also see their potential and pray and support them. Thanks - Kaleen aka Alex's mom
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.