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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. 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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Monday, December 13, 2010

Eve of 10 weeks since Strike

Since December 2nd Alex has been receiving electrical pain therapy.  There is a company called Spero (http://www.sperotherapy.com/)  that specializes in solving pain by using a Calmare MC-5A machine.  The machine is used for people with severe nerve pain, which Alex has, but the machine hadn't been used on a Lightning Strike victim, so none of us were sure if it would work.  Alex went for 9 days straight then skipped this past Saturday and Sunday to see if he would notice an increase in pain.  We didn't make any changes with his pain meds, Saturday went ok, but Sunday night was rough.  (I'm actually on my way to bed, I'm so tired).  Alex didn't have the "stabbing" pain, but he had the constant tingling/throbbing pain in his arms and hands ALL night long last night.  Dave and I were up every hour rubbing Alex's hands to help with the pain.  We feel that the only thing that was different from the previous nights is that he didn't have his "pain treatment" for 2 days.  The machine that Alex gets hooked up to sends electrical impulses through his nerves delivering a "non pain" signal to the brain.  I want to thank Dr. Chalmers and Scott Miller for taking a chance on Alex, they weren't sure if it would help him, but after being up all night with Alex, I'm pretty sure the treatments ARE working.  He went and had one today, lets hope we all sleep tonight.  I hear that nerve pain is the worst type of pain.  So sad that Alex has to endure it. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes.  Everyday he's getting stronger and more stable.  Kaleen aka Alex's mom http://www.sperotherapy.com

4 comments:

  1. I just got up to give Alex his morning medications. Guess what, NO WAKING UP ALL NIGHT!!! That machine Dr. Chalmers has used on him is a miracle! I have seen severe pain a-plenty, and this has been a God send! We are so thankful for those guys giving Alex the treatments! For those of you who are living with chronic pain, Give this a try! What have you really got to lose? Horrible Pain? I'll trade that any day!

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  2. Thank God you are all getting some relief. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day. We are amazed at your perseverance. Only God's grace can give you that. May God continue to lead you on the path of complete recovery. Linda & Frank Zdunich....Dane' Nana & Papa.

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  3. Thanks Zdunich Grandparents - It was great to meet you at Tuacahn. Your grandson is amazing, he worked hard this am in PT.

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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