A lot has been going on since I last updated ya'll! We have not been in therapy as they decided to drop Alex until he had his baclofen pump surgery in September. Well... since then we have had an appointment with the doctor to follow up for the procedure this past month and he thinks Alex may no longer need it as he has still been progressing even without therapy! You will be happy to hear he no longer uses his cane... AMEN ....aaaaaaaaaaaaand... the past couple of trips to the mall he has LEFT HIS WHEELCHAIR HOME! He has increased his 1.5 mile walk around the block from 17 minutes to this:
CHECK HIM OUT!!!
God still performs little miracles here and there throughout our journey.... sends angels my way when I need em and of course still challenges me from time to time however my FAITH will endure and conquer anything that comes my way!
We had a trip to England with my mother in May to visit our family and what an amazing adventure that was with mom and her grandsons! For those of you that don't know us.... my mom and I are from England and we still have relatives there and it was awesome to take the boys back to our homeland and share that part of our heritage with them! THANK YOU AUNT HAZEL AND UNCLE GORDON for your WARM AND GENEROUS HOSPITALITY in putting us up for our 10 day adventure!
The boys all got to experience playing cricket see below:
VISIT LONDON... YES THAT IS A REAL POLICEMAN (called a BOBBY in England)
YES HE IS POLE DANCING IN LONDON!!
He wore that hat for the rest of our stay! EVERYWHERE....CRAZY KID!
Alex climbed over 175 stairs in a spiral tower to get to the top! He was definitely out of breath by the time we got to the top... BUT HE DID IT AND WAS DETERMINED HE WAS GONNA GO TO THE TOP OF THAT TOWER! He dreaded going back down lol... but it was a heck of a lot easier going down!
This is the tower he climbed!
WHAT AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE FOR ME AND MY MOM.... GREAT SEEING OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AGAIN!!
Our summer has since been filled with Brooks' travel baseball team and a couple of FABULOUS trips to Destin to stay with an old high school friend of mine that has a summer house there. THANK YOU MARLAYNA AND TOMMY LEBLANCE for giving us a little time away from reality filled with laughter, GREAT FOOD, blue skies and water, white sand between our toes ....summer waves and lotsa sunshine! YOUR generosity and hospitality is out of this world and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love for Alex, kind spirits and giving hearts! I LOVE YOU!
Mr Impatient couldn't wait on me to take him down to water!
It has certainly been an adventurous amazing summer that has abruptly come to an end too soon, lol! Alex continues to improve physically and we are praying that he will not need this surgery as the doctor thinks that he may continue to improve if put back into therapy again! WOOO HOOOO! Of course Alex is estatic.... I have mixed emotions... as you know I was really pushing for this surgery however... God continues to do things in his own time and has shown me that Alex and HE... GOT THIS! We go for another evaluation with the doctor to see if physical therapy is the route we go without the surgery so please keep us in your prayers for continued healing either way!
We have since found out that my mother has some health issues that we will be addressing with doctors so I ask that you please keep her in your prayers and once we are certain what we are dealing with I can be more specific for prayer requests. If anyone knows of any houses for rent in Macclenny, Baldwin or Normandy area please email me as I need to get mom moved CLOSER to me and out of Fernandina. PLEASE AND THANK YOU!
Nicholas has graduated and is now home with a degree steady looking for employment.... IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE! Anyone know of any available jobs... at this point he will entertain any employment within reason of decent pay and benefits with A degree... PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
I hope that we still have some followers out there.... I apologize for the lapses in my writings...life just gets away from me. I have painted a pretty picture for you of our summer and yes while we have certainly been blessed with many friends and family offering time away with little vaca's here and there... our life is certainly nowhere near normal and I WOULD GIVE IT ALL BACK TO HAVE MY OLD ALEX BACK..... it's a crazy, hectic, stressful, challenging life on a daily basis but all in all... I AM TRULY THANKFUL to have what I have ..... a new Alex with an awesome support system, two awesome brothers for Alex and a wonderful husband who has stood by me thru it all!
Wishing you all a VERY BLESSED DAY.....