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.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Story Part 4

After completing the x-rays and scans Wesley and Dad were escorted back to their room in the Emergency Room. Dr. Speth was to arrive any minutes. As they waited, Dr. Jutzy took Mom and Dad into his office to show him the x-rays and scans. My dad likens these events to incoming storm clouds. As the evening progressed, the storm clouds gathered. When they returned to Wesley's side, Dr. Speth's PA was looking over Wesley. Surgery needed to be done and the sooner, the better. The anesthesiologist asked Wes when the last time he ate was. Wesley was very blessed not to have eaten that morning but he only drank some chocolate milk, so the last time he ate had been Friday night. This means they didn't have to wait to begin the surgery.

Dr. Bozarth, the anesthesiologist, could not say enough good things about Dr. Speth. My dad writes, "We were again convinced that God was calling the shots and that everything was coming together for the making of miracles."

"Again, the storm clouds are gathering around us and blessings are getting ready to fall like rain."

At this point our Bishop, Scott Kiilsgaard arrived at the emergency room. His son, Jacoby, had been on the ski trip that day and text his dad right away that there had been a terrible accident and that Wesley was in the hospital. Bishop dropped everything he was doing and came to support our family. He would be there with us till 12:15AM.

Dr. Speth rushes in around 3:15 PM and apologizes for the wait. Dad writes, "Now the black clouds converge, the heavens open and Dr. Speth starts raining down his influence. The scans and x-rays have already been sent to his phone. He immediately takes control of the situation without hesitance. He is the man in charge and everyone waits for his influence.This is a man that makes thinks happen with God inspired confidence. As he quickly works and directs people, he tells us what we have already been told but brings it all together."

Dr. Speth goes on to explain the Wesley has fractured his neck at the C5 vertebrae and that it is broken horizontally and vertically. The horizontal break was squeezing the spinal cord and has traumatized it and that was why there was no feeling in his arms, hands, legs, and feet.

That is all for today folks. Part 5 to come soon.

Wesley is doing well. It is 1:34AM and I just woke up Dallin for his shift. He has a lot of energy so he is doing a little bit of a longer shift so Dad and I can get a few extra hours of sleep. Wesley has been adjusted and readjusted several times but seems to be comfortable now. He has a bit of fever.

As Dallin said, Wes had quite an eventful day. Here are the pictures to prove it...

60 degree angle here
 Smiling for the camera
 I am rather tired tonight. I hope everyone is doing well. I'm going to bed.
Sweet dreams


  1. Ryanne, first of all, thanks to you for updating everyone. I really appreciate the news and all the miracles. What an amazing brother and family.

    Wesley, Your faith and perseverance are inspiring! Your latest pictures look great. You truly have people all over the world praying for you. Our family is praying for you every day!!

    Amy Carroll (Becky Greene's sister in Japan)

  2. Ryanne, you are a rockstar to be writing this and updating when you are beyond exhausted. It touches so many people to read about Wesley and your family and how you all move forward in faith. Not only are you inspiring others with your writing, but these posts will definitely be a treasure for your family to look back on.

  3. I forgot to mention that Wesley looks like a stud with his smile-way to go Wesley!

  4. I don't know your family, but I can feel your spirit and testimony. I pray for your family, for Wesley, his father, mother, sister Ryanne and his other siblings. His faith is so touching, thanks for sharing his story. My family wishes him a speedy recovery! (I heard about his story from my cousin Aleasha)

    1. Greene Family,
      Wes, You may not remember me but I have known your family since preschool! I grew up with your crazy amazing sister Ryanne, and I watched you grow up too! Please know that I continue to pray for you and your family. Remember that God is bigger than this! I pray that you continue to keep improving little by little and that you know are loved and being prayed for!