Well, here it is January of the new year and I have not posted anything on this blog since November…I have no excuses, if Kaleen can post during the Holidays & with her and Alex’s hectic schedule…anyone can, am I right?!?!
But really, Dane IS still alive and doing very well :)!!! He went back to SCHS today, somehow all of his classes were dropped for the third quarter and the lines for the counselors were out the door (as you can imagine), so Dane just went to his B.S. classes and we hope to resolve this tomorrow (in case any of you didn’t get the memo, B.S. is lingo for “before strike”).
As we were getting the teenagers geared up for going back to school after the Holidays and Dane’s long sabbatical, Dane actually said …“back to the old grind”… I said, “Do you have any idea how lucky you are and how blessed we are that you are able to get back to the old grind”? He has always tried to downplay his injuries but I couldn’t believe he said that!!! He then agreed and he is very thankful (and amazed) that he is still with us.
So the update for Dane;
Weight - He has gained about 12 pounds, at least 20 more & I’ll be happy…
Pancreas – His levels were still high in the beginning of December and we are still waiting for labs to come back from last week (what is it with doctors & holidays...?).
Strength – He is still week, it is hard for him to stand for long periods of time, and his Physical Therapy sessions kicked his butt, but he actually graduated from P.T. on Thursday, December 30th (Yeah!!!) He will start Weight Training at school this semester so that will help (his therapist said not to overdo it, but the timing is perfect).
Concern for Alex – This is Dane’s biggest challenge…it’s almost like he can’t move on completely until Alex is ready also :( . I have been following the blog with the rest of you getting the highs (and lows) of Alex’s progress. Dane has been getting the updates first hand by spending time with Alex (like B.S.).
This is the main reason we haven’t posted on the blog lately. It is difficult to report on how well Dane is doing when we hear of the struggles & the pain that Alex still endures. We can empathize with Alex and his family and we are sending prayers their way EVERYDAY!!!
We have faith that Alex will soon be back to his old self and “back to the old grind” again too! We love you guys!
Happy New Year everyone, may it be the best one yet!
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.