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.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Update from Dane's Dad
Hey everyone. Sorry I haven't been too good at communicating. I'm usually so outgoing and chatty this must be very shocking (LMAO, ahhh, I crack myself up sometimes). Seriously though, I want to thank everyone who's called and texted, I really appreciate all the prayers and thoughts. Rockie for dropping everything and treating Dane like he was her own son, Archie and everyone at Outback, Cole, Chris F, Jess O & H, Rebecca, Jordan, Sariah, and on and on. I know I'm gonna forget someone and feel bad, but i really appreciate it. The outpouring of support has been amazing. Especially among the High School students from ALL the St George and surrounding areas. I've been hearing the stories of the things they've put together, their rooms are overflowing with stuff students and other members of the community have brought down here. Unfortunately they haven't been able to see much of it yet. Dane is still pretty out of it, but he's off all life support now and doing everything on his own. Actually even got to eat a little bit today. He can't stay awake for more than 10 or 15 mins at a time, but he's coherent and knows what’s up. I think at this point he's mostly worried abt Alex. Back to the thank you's though, I REALLY want to thank the people at Snow Canyon HS, students and faculty who witnessed the accident and responded. Whoever it was who administered CPR to the boys ABSOLUTELY SAVED THIER LIVES!!!!! They would not have survived without the effective CPR, PERIOD!!! Dane arrived at the hospital after 20 or 30 mins in full arrest, he had no heart function at all. The only thing that kept blood moving through his body was the CPR. You guys are heroes in my book. I apologize, this is one long run on sentence and I'm sure some of it is out there. LoL, I'm not livin on a lot of sleep. Thanks again to everyone. A lot of miraculous things had to happen for them to be able to live through this and they did. Crazy huh? The odds have to be astronomical. Keep the prayers coming!!
Posted by Leslie, Dane's mom at 9:43 AM