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, July 26, 2011

Summer 2011

Alex has had a busy summer (considering).  In June Dane and his family along with the 5 SCHS Admin and Teacher and their families came over for a BBQ.  It was so fun to meet their wives and families and just visit.  Leslie and I know that there were a lot of people that played a crucial part in the boys survival and we were grateful to spend time with some of them.

Alex took 2 months off from PT and OT but he started back in July and is moving forward full force.  He made a lot of improvement since his last visit (March) and thats due to his determination and will power to overcome this event that has struck his limbs. He will start with pool therapy this week, this will help strengthen his core and his arms. I cant wait for his talented therapist to work him out in the water.

Alex only goes into Spero Therapy every 8-14 days now. His nerve pain is getting less and less.  When he gets a treatment the pain relief lasts longer than it use to.

In June Alex turned Eighteen.  WOW!!  Cant believe my baby is an adult :)

Remember the movie While you were sleeping?  Well......... While Alex was "sleeping" in the hospital, for 2 months, his wisdom teeth popped out.  He will have to have them removed next week.  He is pretty stressed about it and I dont blame him.  The doc he is going to is amazing and has such a calming presence that he was able to answer all of Alex's questions and get him scheduled for this procedure.  Wish him luck!!!!!!!!!!

Dave and I took 2 of our boys camping this past weekend.  Dane stayed with Alex one of the nights to help with anything he might need.  Its great that the boys are still friends, still caring for each other.

Thanks for all the support - Kaleen aka Alex's mom

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Very sad deja vu

A flood of grief came over me last night when I heard the words "two boys struck by lightning". It took me right back to October of last year, the same sick feeling, the fear, the overwhelming need to pray. My heart is broken for the family & friends of the boy who did not survive, we will continue to pray for them through this tragic time of loss. Also, we will pray for healing and strength for the boy who did survive and his family.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Scofield Scout Camp

My heart goes out to the parents, friends and family of the boys that were struck by lightning today at Scofield Scout Camp.


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
Thanks for all the love