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 22, 2012

First Full Day of Rehab

Today was Wesley's first full day of rehab. Because it was his first day, it was fairly easy... at least that is what we were told. When I got to the hospital this morning he had a toothbrush strapped to his left hand and a therapist was helping him learn how to brush his teeth. 

Several therapists came in to evaluate and make plans with Wesley. They worked with him to make goals. By the afternoon he was pretty tired. He and I watched movies and TV shows together. We had a good time. Poor Wesley is still dealing with congestion so he coughs a lot. 

My Grandma brought us some Panda Express for dinner. We all enjoyed it. Wesley was also excited to watch the Arizona GOP debate tonight. We couldn't talk to him while he and my dad were watching it. 

Big News: Wesley showered for the first time since the accident today. Yay! I believe he is going to be trying out an electronic wheel chair soon. It is already in his room waiting for him. 

Sad News: Today is my last day in Arizona. I am flying back to Louisiana in a few short hours. I have already said my goodbyes. I am thrilled to see my husband. I am sad to leave Wes. He is going to make so much progress by the next time I see him. I will see to it that the blog is kept updated.

I took some pictures today but I will post those tomorrow. For today, here is a video I begged him for. It is some more arm movements.

Go Team Wes!


  1. Great job, Wes!! I think I watched that about 15 times. Keep up the hard work!

  2. That's AWESOME! Seriously SUCH a difference even just from the last video of him lifting his arm. Go Wes! Keep it up! :)

  3. That is great! Thankful for the little things! I will miss you being there with Wes. You have been such an inspiration. Thank you for keeping up the blog - we check it everyday! And it helps us know what to pray for. Also - you'll have to tell us if you know Cody Cunningham - he was in the "green pic" your husband sent. We served with him in the Nauvoo Pageant. Safe travels to you and LOVE to Wesley!