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!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
School Committee meeting today!
Alex working hard today at physical therapy. He was walking for 5 minutes and resting for 2 minutes at the rate of 1.2 He was exhausted today once the hour was up and I couldn't be more proud of how awesome he did!
Sorry video is sideways... don't know how to fix this.... Kristen videoed it today and not sure why it isn't fixin itself when uploaded to you tube. His Occupational therapist said he did FANTASTIC today and you can see by the video above how hard he was trying to get his left arm and hand to respond! SO PROUD OF HIM!
We met with the school committee today to figure out the best plan for Alex and the upcoming school year. He has to have several evaluations prior to entering the school system.... vision, psychological academic, physical, occupational and speech... NONE have been completed as of yet so we put a motion into play. Monday he will have the vision and then on August 9th the psychological.... then the others will fall into play hopefully asap. I may be looking to get him a homeschool teacher because the probability of him starting on August 23rd, realistically .... probably won't happen. Hospital homebound can provide about 4 hours a week but with a full schedule.... 9 classes he has to complete to graduate and walk with his class... 4 hours ain't going to cut it! Any homeschool teachers out there that can give me an idea on how much you charge and help me figure all this out??? Please email me. Alex is bound and determined he will walk and graduate with his class and I will do everything in my power to make it happen! Two special friends of Chad's and mine that are teachers, Bachir and Kinlin have stepped up and said they would help him with his part II Geometry and American History classes on Compass Odyssey. Thats 2 of the 9 classes to complete and on our way to graduating. THANK YOU GUYS... we couldn't do it without you! However... I will be needing a homeschool teacher to accomplish a much more rigid schedule on a daily basis with more subjects and longer hours. Whatever it takes..... Alex is ready to take on the challenge to complete the mission.
Also I need to know who is taking the senior pics for Ed White... Alex needs some pics so that he is in the year book.... please email me with any information you have.
Please keep us in your prayers... Alex has ALOT of different things coming up and is working very hard at therapy. I am keeping the FAITH and know that God will get us through it all. If I have learned anything from all of this... it's that God's love is never ending and that if you LET GO and LET GOD.... it will take care of itself! THANK YOU GOD FOR ONE MORE DAY WITH MY HANDSOME BOY!