Here's the deal

On February 4, 2012 Wesley was in a skiing accident and broke his neck. He is 16 years old and is planning to graduate high school this year. There are not many 16 year old boys as amazing as he is. He is kind, thoughtful, and good date on his progress. I will make sure Wesley gets to read every comment this blog receives. My siblings and I will try to keep this blog current.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

1 Week

This is Dallin just doing a quick update on how Wesley has been.  Today was by far his best day yet.  We were able to get him on the tilt table twice today and both times he did awesome!! The first time he beat how far he went up yesterday by almost getting to 65 degrees and the second time he almost got to 70 degrees.  His blood pressure was perfect the entire time.   He could of gone longer but it kind of hurts his arms when he is up on it.  The second time he did it today he wanted to break how high he has gone before so he kept asking the PT to take him higher.  She thought it was really funny and they were very happy to see how well he was doing and to see that he was being very competetive about stretching his limits.  He was very happy both times he did it and had huge smiles.  He does not like to talk about the accident at all.  If he wants to talk about anything about it we let him bring it up and sometimes he does but overall he does not like to hear the details about the surgery or reliving it through words.  I can imagine he relives it enough in his head.  Wesley did not sleep much as all today so he has been sleeping pretty well tonight but he has a little help.  It is a miracle that the ICU is so quiet tonight because I feel like there are a ton of babies in here because of RSV.  Today I was talking with Wes and we were talking about Halloween costumes and I asked him what he wanted to be for this coming Halloween.  He looked at me and with a big smile he said, "oh a quadripeligic."  It was good to see that he is able to joke a little.  I think it was a little of a sick joke but he was laughing after he said it so I agreed with him as long as he was only acting to be one at that time.  I have heard Wes laugh a few times today and it was great.  Ry and Ben were nice enough to hold a kindle above his head so he could watch a episode of modern family and of the office.  He loved that.  We also made some jokes about our siblings and each other and it made him laugh as well.  Some other exciting things are that I kept tickling his feet and he hates it.  He gets mad at me and tells me that it is so annoying.  Today while he was getting some blood drawn they stuck a needle in his arm and he kind of jerked and said that it hurt when they did it.  They were excited that he felt the needle prick even though I dont think Wes was too excited about it.  Then when they pulled out the needle Wesley told the tech that he could feel her now pulling the needle out.  We were thrilled that he could feel a sensation that small.  In the morning we are going to try to sit Wes up a little bit.  It is in a bed that is able to convert into a chair.  I feel that it will be great for him and I will keep everyone updated on how that goes.  Sorry if this seems a little scatter-brained.  Thats why my sister usually does the updates.  Thanks again everyone for your thoughts and prayers.


  1. My mama put his name in the San Diego temple and we're all still praying for him.

  2. Sounds like he's making great progress. Tolerating being up, and with no blood pressure issues, is fantastic! Dallin, tell Wes we have an extra chair he can use for his Halloween costume.

  3. So exciting! Even though it isn't fun or comfortable for him to be feeling the needles and your tickling his feet, it is very exciting to see that he is healing and making progress! Love this! Wes is a rock star!

  4. I'm so grateful for this blog. It's a crucial reminder of the most pure and Christ-like love that we need in our lives. Thanks.
    -Lacey Huffaker