Last night I walked in the house from work to the most beautiful site. Alex, Dane and 3 other friends were sitting at our kitchen table eating Taco Bell. It made my day, made me smile and I even told the 5 teenagers what a beautiful site it was (I got some strange looks - lol)
Alex has had a busy week again. He has 3-4 doctors appointments everyday and is continuing to improving everyday, so grateful for the care he is receiving . This morning was Alex's VNG test. He wore "goggles" for about an hour testing his balance and inner ear. The tests came back positive. His balance issues aren't inner ear, which I guess is good. Alex spent PT outside on the IHC Health & Performance "course" it was amazing to see Alex doing this. The course has all kinds of terrain that people might encounter out in the community. Alex walked the entire way from the building and back with out taking a break. He went down a slope on a sidewalk, went up and down stairs, walked on asphalt, gravel, a stone walkway, bark, and sand. He did great! I followed them with his wheelchair, watching him brought all kinds of emotions out in me. Seeing his burned/healed legs and his awkward movements brought sorrow yet joy for his life and improvements . His PT was impressed, and told us afterwards he had thought Alex would have had to stop at least 3 times, thats why he had me follow. But that wasn't the case. Alex went to Dr. Chalmers twice this week and thankfully we have gotten sleep the past 2 nights. Lets hope tonight is good.
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.