On January 6th, 2010 Alex suffered a gunshot wound to the head...given 3 HOURS TO LIVE ....this is our story of survival and how God continues to work in and through our lives!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9th

Today has been an awesome day.

We talked to the Neurosurgeon, he is completely satisfied and amazed with Alex’s progress after only three days.

The main objective when Alex arrived was to first save Alex’s life. As we can all see, this has been accomplished. The vast majority of this was done by God working a miracle in Alex’s life. The next goal the doctors are looking to accomplish is to have Alex off of the ventilator in the next two to three days. The doctor also said there is obvious brain activity, which is evident by the way Alex’s body is responding to certain stimulations.

We also met with the physical therapist who worked with Alex for about 15 minutes today. He seemed very optimistic about Alex’s physical state and future progress. The plan is to meet with the physical therapist every other day. In addition, our family will be working with Alex on our own up to 5 times a day on the exercises. We also scheduled to meet with the occupational therapist at some point today.

Please be reminded that Alex is still in Critical Condition. Even though Alex’s health has been improving, we need to understand that this could be the calm before the storm. We are still asking everyone to keep Alex and the Family in your prayers. We still very much need all of your help as we continue to move through this situation.

As far as what you can do at this point:

* Please keep praying. Your prayers are what is keeping Alex and our family strong. Specifically, we would like for you to pray that Alex stays free of pneumonia and any possible infections.

* Please give in any way that you can. This includes donating blood, or making a financial contribution to the Alex Ross Fund.

Today was a great day, but we still have a long road ahead of us. Alex is not conscious at this point, and it could be a while before he becomes conscious. This is the fight of his life, and he needs your prayers and support more than ever. We have seen God work in amazing ways and know that He will continue to do amazing things in and through Alex’s life and those of everyone involved.

“Thank you everyone so much for your prayers and support at this time. I am sorry if I can not respond to every email, text, and phone call at this time, but not a single one goes unnoticed. I tell Alex every day that I am proud to be his mom, because I can see all the lives that he has had an effect on and brought joy to. Thank you.” - Lisa Dillard