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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

Therapy, Therapy, and hopefully MORE Therapy!

"I gotta admit, I was a little skeptical when we first started this process and I first saw his wrists.  But ya, its workin!" - Is what the therapist told Lisa on Tuesday when they took Chases casts off to put new ones on.  Once off, his wrists not only got to the 90 degrre with a stretch they were hoping for, but closer to 110 degress!  We are very excited with the progress and are looking forward to getting back to switch therapy in 3 weeks when he is done with these serial casts. He is still doing great.  His vomiting seems to be under control with just the occational here and there.  We are in the process of weening him off of valium, which will conclude in next week.  We have slowly increased the Artane he is on and it seems to be relaxing is tone without the drowsy affect, so our plan is to continue using this until our next Mayo visit in Nov.  Even with his casts on, Chaser has been getting plenty of therapy!  He is getting Speech once a week at Gillettes, PT 3 nights a week at home, and whatever they can sqeeze in at school during the week. We do an hour in the HBOT atleast 5 nights a week (thats my job-Lisa is not a big fan), and Hippo therapy once a week as well.  Last week, while at Hippo therapy, Lisa was talking to one of the moms about her experience down at the Napa Center in California.  (  It is a 3 week intense PT,OT,Speech therapy session that you get 4-6hrs of therapy a day!  I called there today, and after talking to them, we are really excited to get Chase in on their program.  We are looking at going down in Feb (after the Polar Plunge of course!) We have to sumbit an app and work on the insurance part, but I am sure it will pan out for the best. We've had a great week so far and made it out on Chasers bike every day.  His buddy Chloe joined us to push him around yesterday- He seemed to like having his lady friend behind the wheel, as he didn't make a peep the entire .9 mile....not even a moan!   Have a great week.  Thank you all for thoughts and prayers.  And thank you to all that sent support the way of our Chase's Warrior Foundation- ( we've got some more exciting news regarding CWF coming in the near future.

God is Good!

-PS.  Shout-out to Gramma Dawn who is recovering from knee replacement surgery tonight back in God's Country.  Looking forward jogging again soon with ya mom!  :)