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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

Some Good Home-Made PT!

Chaser is still pluggin along good here!  Tonight he decided to show off in his home PT session with Nik by rolling over, pushing the bolster, and holding himself up several times.  Definately one of his best sessions yet.  Although I don't have any huge- monumental moments to share with you this post, Chaser continues to make strides forward.  His awareness of things around him seems to be increasing, with his eyes moving more, focusing in the direction of our voice, and his increased ability to follow commands during therapy.  I am still looking forward to sharing that evasive moment when he first talks, he first eats food by mouth, and that moment when he first walks- for know we will celebrate these small mildstones and continue to have faith in the Big Guy as he heads Chase in that direction.  I have made it a point to always try to focus and post on the positive.  Sure, we have plenty of not so good days, but so do all of you.  I think its much easier to remember the good and forget the bad.  God has given Chase a second chance, and for that we will always be grateful!  I just wish the gift of patience came along with it.  :)
 Chaser is on his 3rd set of casts, with 3 to go.  His feet seem to be adjusting better than planned.  Hopefully we they will be able to maintain their position in the new AFO's that will be molded once the casting is done.  He received some new elbow braces to help regain some flexibility in his little arms.  Its only been a day, but he doesn't mind them at all.  We are going to have some braces made for his wrists in a couple weeks to regain the flexibility, and hopefully remove some of the tone with them as well.  
We are still giving him the bone broth, and his stomach is tolerating it well. Unfortunately his vomiting hasn't decreased yet, I am confident we will figure this throwing up mystery out, even if the experts can't.  While Lisa is out celebrating on the eve of her b-day, the boys and I are cheering the Wild on to win game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.  Go Wild! Thank you all for your contined support and prayers.  I really wish I could express how much it helps.....Thank you!

God is Good!