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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2.15.12 update

Team Wesley,

I'd like to do a quick update today. Wes is doing great. Here are a few things that have happened the last few days that I may have forgotten to write about last night.

Wesley had his throat scoped today. They put a small camera down his nose and watched his throat as he swallowed varies foods and liquids. His 'swallower' looks great. Nothing is going into his lungs.

Yesterday the physical therapist and occupational therapist came in and helped Wes sit at the edge of his bed. They really had to help support him. It was neat to see him sitting at the edge of the bed though. It almost made me cry.

He sat in a chair for about 4 hours today. His shoulder has been causing him a lot of pain, especially when sitting. Today the nurses put a sling on his arm as he sat and that helped a lot. He didn't need near as much pain medicine as he previously needed.

As I left the hospital this evening Wesley was coughing pretty bad. He still needs a lot of help when he coughs but he is getting better at it.

After being around Wes so much we sometimes forget a few things... he has been handed a phone several time to use or to text someone back on. Boy, do we feel foolish when we realize he can't grab the phone from us. He is a good sport though. He is constantly making us laugh at him, ourselves, and each other.

Some goals and things to pray for:
-We need to figure out why his shoulder is causing so much pain and manage the pain.
-Get rid of the cold he has.
-Help Wes to continually be positive.

I love Wesley and I love that so many people love him. He enjoys reading notes from friends on facebook and that get sent to us. He is kind and thoughtful and is lifted up by your prayers.



  1. Thank you so much for updating. Your family has truly been in my prayers. I had a brother that almost died and 3 cousins that have similar injurys as wes. I know it is such a difficult but spiritual road. I would love if you would put an address that we could mail a card. Hang in there Ry. (and I dont know Ben, but I LOVE the Roberts Family. They are the best)

  2. Thank-you for the updates. Our family has had Wes in our personal and family prayers. We have been anxious to hear about Wes's progress. We have rejoiced at the miracles that are occurring everyday. Karen thank-you for your comments so we can be more specific in our prayers for Wes. We love you...Wes and we love your family.

  3. Hello, I second the request from above that an address be given so we can send cards!