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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.

We sincerely Thank You for your concern and friendship. Alex and Dane will always remember the support of friends and family like you.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Great Story by KLAS in Vegas

Thanks for the Story KLAS!!!!  I agree with you, the Doctors and Nurses at UMC made correct decisions and saved the boys lives.

I remember being in the ER and Dr.  Sterett saying "I need to know now if CPR was started with in 1-2 minutes or 2-3 minutes".  He said that would determine the care that would be given to the boys.  He later told us that since CPR was started with in the 1-2 minute time frame he treated them as though they would live and fully recover.  One more minute and their outcome could have been a lot different.

Thanks again to ALL that stepped up to save Alex and Dane.
Kaleen aka Alex's mom

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/14265932/utah-teens-struck-by-lightning-speak-out

3 comments:

  1. That WAS a good story! Yep! Quick action and thinking is what saved you guys - in addition to PERSEVERANCE! You are so lucky that you had the right people surrounding you that day. I could have used a couple of those folks myself!

    One of my ER doctors had just attended a lightning vs. people seminar in one of the Carolinas a week or so before I got struck. Was is purely coincidence that these amazing people with their various experience were put in our paths? I don't know. Why did we survive to the extent that we have while little Noah Adessa in Virginia (struck before me!) still can not talk or eat or move? The answers are as perplexing as why we were struck in the first place.

    The moral of this post is LEARN CPR. Not just the motions, but the rules for how long to perform CPR - then ignore those rules and keep going! Alex, Dane, myself and many others are walking proof that CPR done quickly enough and for long enough really does save lives.

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  2. I have been following the boys' story since it first aired. Our prayer group continues to pray for them. I wondered why this story tugged at my heart so. I decided it was so that we could pray for them. Love to both families.

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  3. I am absolutely amazed that life and death is a matter of a difference between 1-2 minutes! The teachers who were there and the fast thinking students who ran for help are true heroes!!! Lara is right, everyone should learn to do CPR!

    Best wishes to all of you!

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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