I wish I could post little updates everyday because everyday Alex has an update, an improvement. But now that I'm back in STG and back to "life" I am pulled in so many ways. I'm fortunate enough to return to my job at Stevens-Henager College (they allowed me to be gone for over 3 weeks and are still being very flexible with me and all of Alex's appts), Im trying to resume my many carpools, scouts and just day to day living in addition to having Alex still in the hospital. Thank goodness I haven't had to cook, meals have been brought over each night along with cookies and treats.
Alex had a GREAT week. He is making improvements everyday. His Physical Therapy team is amazing - they have figured out his personality and are using things to get him motivated. I'm so grateful for the genuine concern the team of Doctors is showing for Alex. He had an MRI on his Spine this week, they are constantly trying to figure out what is going on with him. Just this week though Alex has learned to put his shirt and pants on, stand up with out assistance, move his pinkies and drum rollllllll, he used his thumb to turn his Ipod on.. It's SO amazing - just a month after being struck by lightning his burns have almost healed and his motor skills are slowly coming back. This summer, at a LYW event I met Christine Heathman owner of Glymed Products (http://www.glymedplus.com) she is a Master Aesthetician specializing in burns. She heard about Alex and sent him a Skin Care Package that we started this week on his face and hands. As soon as we get clearance from his Wound Doctor, we will start using it on his grafts. This will help minimize his scaring. We have been so fortunate with the outpouring of gifts and love towards the boys. Twin Labs was told about the Strike by Alex's step dad (http://www.twinlab.com) they did some research on the boys and offered to send any products that will help in their recovery, they too sent a Starter Package, once the boys doctors review it, they will start on that. All of this is helping so much with their recovery.
Last night at The Electric Theater there was a benefit concert for the boys. (http://www.theelectrictheater.com/) Just like at the Tuacahn Concert (http://www.tuacahn.org/) I was SO amazed at the talent we have in our town. Last night kids from The Academy preformed, they were great! They even played the Peaches song dedicated to Alex - it was Awesome. All those that preformed were great, a band from SLC even came down to play. Thanks for everyone that attended, donated prizes to be raffled, the bands that played etc. It was a great evening. Thanks SO much - its so awesome to see good things come from this tragedy - last night brought unity and gave the kids something to do on a Saturday night and feel good about helping a cause. 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.
We sincerely Thank You for your concern and friendship. Alex and Dane will always remember the support of friends and family like you.