Dave cares for Alex while I'm at work but this Friday and Saturday Dave got a "kitchen pass" and was able to help his son in law build a brick wall and then Saturday play some sand volleyball with his friends. Which gave me the opportunity to help Alex. I was shocked at how much more Alex was able to do since I last helped him shower and prepare for the day.
Fast facts... Alex's fingers don't work, think of all the things you do each day with your fingers. Alex can't do those things. But he is adapting and doing SOOOO much more than he was just 2 weeks ago. Since he is still pretty unstable, he sits on a transfer bench to shower. This weekend, he put the bench in the tub himself and he pulled the curtain (using both hands palms together) around himself, getting it all situated so the water wouldn't end up on the bathroom floor. Only thing he needed help with was washing his hair. Its awesome!!! Progress is still happening!! Its been 5 months since the Strike, the days seem long but the progress is evident and still continuing, I can't wait to see all that he can do 5 months from now. 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.
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