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, July 30, 2011


Hi All.... it's me again!  I spoke with Alex's docs yesterday and the xray he had last week only shows that his spine may have other things going on.... REALLY?!!!  SCENIC ROUTE!!  Any who.... the neurosurgeon that was going to perform the surgery on Alex is now in contact with Alex's original neurosurgeon and they are going to discuss doing an MRI or some other type of maybe a dye cast xray because I don't think he can have an MRI due to the fact that they are magnetic and being the bullet is still lodged in his brain that could potentially MOVE the bullet and we sure as heck don't need that!!!  SOOOOOOOO.... that is all I know for now and am awaiting phone calls this coming week as to how we are going to proceed.  

Alex will begin an intense 3 weeks at day treatment....(BRAIN THERAPY as I like to call it) on Monday.  He will go 4 days a week for 3 weeks 9am-3pm like he used to do back in the beginning of last summer.  YAY.... FREE TIME FOR MOM, LOL!!  Alex has been doing great and still improving and making great strides.... however...THERE IS STILL A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE and still a LONG way to go emotionally, physically and cognitively.  He still has a great attitude....never sad, mad, angry or depressed... God blessed us with a positive attitude and for that I am TRULY TRULY grateful!  Things could always be sooooo much worse.  We still face obstacles and challenges on a daily basis however things have gotten much easier for us in our new HANDICAPABLE world as we have adjusted and are always looking for new ways to make our life easier :0)

Brooks just turned 15, got his drivers permit and is now officially our new chauffeur!!  We have been staying busy this summer.... lots of baseball going on with Brooks and boys at the house which has been nice for Alex ..... just like the good old days :0)

Once I hear something from the docs regarding his spine I'll be sure to get online and share.  Thank you all for your supportive emails and concerns.... keep those prayers coming we have lots to accomplish!!