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.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday October 11th - Alex

Mon night blog from the night shift with Alex.  This is Alex's Dad.  I guess it was rougher during the day and I missed a lot of the more challenging episodes that happened while Alex was more awake.  Alex is resting reasonably comfortable now, the nurses and I are enjoying a brief respite from his constant haranguing and struggle for freedom.  Just a couple of thoughts, and events I want to share while I have a chance to write. Before I left last night, early Mon. morning, I asked Alex what day it was, and he said "I don't know".  I told him that it was Oct. 11th and that it was his Mom's bday, and that he should wish his Mom Happy Bday.  He broke out into song and sang to his Mom.  Happy Bday to you, Happy Bday to you, Happy Bday DEAR MOTHHHHHHEEERRRRRRRR,  (and then with a booming crescendo at the top of his oxegen mask dampered voice) Happy Bday from MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!   His Mom and I laughed so hard.  Granted it was a morphine influenced performance, but it was so rich in Alex's smart a#$%$# personality.  We wait so impatiently to have him back with us fully in the present, and ironically beg Alex to be patient with us in his confinement and restraint.  I have told him so many times tonight just relax and be patient and you will be better and you will be able to go home soon.  Nurse M. has been so gracious tonight with Alex as a he fights his bonds and wants to climb out of bed.  He has such a proclivity for freedom that it is inconceivable of him of any kind of existence where he is restrained in any way.

Alex Morphine Induced Quotes (AMIQ)

1.  Alex: Whose pants am I wearing?
Dad: Those are your pants they are your bandages
Alex:  I don't remember putting them on this morning, they look like J.'s pants.

2.  Alex:  I'm so thirsty, I could drink 40 gallons of water.
M.(respritory nurse) will you get me some water.
M: sorry Alex I can't give you water right now
Alex: M. I will pay you $1 a gallon if you get me some water right now

3.  Alex: Dad I'm really craving and endless chocolate milkshake right now.
Dad: What kind of milkshake?  do you like In n Out, Burger King, or McD's the best?
Alex: I like Icee the best, Icee has the best chocolate milk shake ever.


  1. This is Serenity Sullivan. I'm good friends with Jordan & I spent summer 09 with him & Alex almost every day.
    It's great to hear he's doing so much better. I plan to get him a headed band. I am praying for him & Dane. I pray for your for family & I hope you're all staying strong.
    Tell Alex I said hello & I love him. I would love to see him when he gets home.
    Love always Serenity. Hugs & kisses. (:

  2. Your posts, as you share Alex's and your story as his parents, really touch my heart, especially today's sentence... "We wait so impatiently to have him back with us fully in the present, and ironically beg Alex to be patient with us in his confinement and restraint." Thank you for this insight and glipse into your world. It says so much.

    Like thousands of others I pray for Alex.... also, for Dane's and both families' well-being.
    A St. George Mom and High School Staff Member

  3. Glad you are finding humor, too. :)

    A St. George Mom and High School Staff Member


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
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