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Chase’s Story

 On March 30, 2013 - Chase suffered an anoxic brain injury caused by a near drowning accident in a pool while on vacation .He was without oxygen,  non-responsive and no heartbeat for several minutes.  It is a Miracle that he is here with us today. Thanks to some truly selfless, quick reactions from strangers poolside, a vast number of incredible medical professionals, and the Lords hands -he has been given a second chance at life. 

 We spent 11days at Arnold Palmer Children’s in Florida,  - once stabilized, we cameback to MN- where we stayed at Gillette's Children's Hospital in St.Paul.  Here he spent 3 months working vigorously in therapy, and improving his health.  Overcoming almost impossible odds, he was given the clearance to head home and continue his recovery in the company of his siblings - (Ava 8yrs old, Tanner 10yrs old) and his puppy Carly. He no doubt has a long and difficult recovery process ahead of him, which we are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to guide him through.  Chaser is a strong willed little 5 year old who has what it takes to get there!  We would like to thank all of you for your prayers and support, and look forward to updating you along his journey to a complete recovery!  God is Good!  

Latest Journal Update

Better Day! :)

I have had several calls wondering how Chase is doing today. First of all thank you everyone for your concerns, he is having a better day today. Ava and I took Chase to his doctor appt last night. At first I didn't want Ava to come with because I wasn't sure of the outcome with Chase. The last time I took him in because he wasn't feeling well they rushed us to the hospital in an ambulance. Well this was not the outcome last night. Not only did Ava keep me company but she must have been Chase's good luck charm. We did a series of test, one including a chest X-ray. That came out clear and it looked excellent was the doctors exact words. Next was a strep test, negative. They took some blood to do some tests, his white blood cells were a little high. The average person should have 4000-14,000, Chase was just at the 14,000 mark so elevated but not concerned at this time. We also checked his ears for infection thinking that he was crying from the pain in his ear and they looked great. So we are just chalking up these last couple of days as having just the common cold. He has been sleeping most of the day today. I think that he is getting well rested so he can return back to school. He is missing his buddies and teachers. Thanks again for all the phone calls and texts, they are greatly appreciated.

It has been one crazy week here at the Lykken household. I took Tanner in yesterday to get his waterproof cast on and they molded the new cast to a hockey stick so he can return to the ice and actually play in the upcoming turkey tourney. That is not the only visit I will be making to Twin Cities Orthopedics this week. I take Ava in on Friday to do another X-Ray of her toe. She seems to be doing fine. This broken toe hasn't stopped her from dancing around in the kitchen. Although she is out of dance for another 3 weeks, we are hoping for a good X-ray and for continue healing. I haven't seen my husband in about a week now. His time is consumed with this rink in our back yard. He and the neighbor guys have been out there nightly getting this rink ready for Chase's bday party on Sunday and for some mean pick up hockey games in the future. Chris and the guys have gone above and beyond with this rink. Christmas lights, night lights, 2 fire pits, blue line and it even has the signature Sioux Logo Fathead in the center of the ice. So proud of you guys! Chase and the kids are going to love it. Oh, I will too looking down from the warm and cozy sunroom. Take care all!!!

God is Good!

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Amy Hollan
By Amy Hollan .
Sorry to hear Chase has been under the weather. There is so much stuff going around right now. Glad to hear the lungs and ears are ok. Hope you have a good week-end and happy birthday Chase. Sounds like that backyard ice rink is state of the art! Way to go. Prayers for a restful night. Amy
Betsy Horn
By Betsy Horn, Grand Forks
Thank you so much for the updates on Chase. I look so forward to seeing them. He is such a miracle! I am so tickled that you are putting the SIOUX logo in the middle of your backyard ice rink. Blesses my heart. I think the Sioux logo is beautiful and I am crushed that it got retired. It's really maddening actually.
Y'all have a very blessed Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for with all of Chase's miracles. Love to all...
D. Elaine Wood
By Elaine Wood
So good to see the posts. Continuing to pray for Chase and each of you. That rink sounds fantastic.
May you have a blessed Thanksgiving week ahead. Grateful for God's gracious mercy that is new every morning and Great is His Faithfulness to be with us daily.
Sue Dueber
By Sue Dueber
Happy to hear you're having a better day Chaser!! Hope you can kick that cold soon! Hope to see you at some of the hockey games over Thanksgiving... I'm guessing not the early ones though- Can't blame ya there!!!!
C J Cord
By C J Cord
Praise God for good reports from Chase's checkup.