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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

Plowing snow in June!

With this last week being so warm, Nik figured it would be fun to have Chase push one of his cars threw some snow(shaving cream) in therapy the other day.  He really seemed to dig it, and you can see from the video, he knew exactly what was going on.  (I posted a video on his public FB page)He has had a really good week!  He managed to keep his food down a couple days in a row, and the days he didn't were more than likely our fault.  Trying to schedual feedings at the same time every day, unfortuantely tends to get interupted with the rest of our world going on, but we are getting the hang of it.  We are still waiting for some suggestions from Mayo on other recipes packed with calories and his essential vitamins, but I expect to hear back any day.  We figured out the drowsy issue he was having last week.  It wasn't the Dantrolene, it turned out to be the Diazepam.  Somehow he was given a stronger medication than he had been taking previously.  After we lowered the dosage, he was back to his alert self, ready for therapy and plenty of TLC.  Things are really going good for all of us.  The entire family seems to have adjusted to this new way of life and we are grateful for all the blessings we have received along the way.  The Big Guy is definitely still working on healing Chaser!  He seems to becoming aware of his surroundings more and more, his back and neck strength continue to show improvements, and now- at times, he turns his head from side to side almost effortlessly. There are some mornings when I give him his first feeding before heading off to work that I get a "snap-shot" of whats to come.  As I put his mic-key tube in him and begin to pump the 60ml syringe of blended food in- his little body twists and bends just as it did prior to the accident.  What a GR8 way to start the day!  We are off to Uncle Andrews cabin for the 4th, so looking forward to sun and fun.  Have a great weekend.  Thank you all for your continued support!

God is Good!
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pauline campbell
By pauline campbell
What an amazing family little Chase has. You guys are truly inspirational.
Sue Dueber
By Sue Dueber
p.s. XXXXOOOO!!!!
Sue Dueber
By Sue Dueber
Happy 4th of July Chaser! Hope you enjoy watching the fireworks!!
Carmen Wamre
By Carmen Wamre
What a hard worker he is!!!

Happy 4th to you all!!!
Linda Dastou
By Linda Dastou
Have a great week-end and glad to hear all the good news. God bless.
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