Thanksgiving weekend will always be a difficult weekend for our family to live through and remember.
It's was Wednesday 3 years ago, the day before Thanksgiving the phone call came from a nurse that they may have Alec in Emergency and to please identify his tattoo. Oh God, it's was Alec. No information only he is in surgery and we should get there ASAP to San Jose because he will not survive the surgery. Kylie, Mary and myself headed north in the truck with hours to drive to still get there. 10 hours later after we arrive, no new news only he is still in surgery. They finally tell us he will not survive but have him sedated and how long do we want him to keep him alive? Family starts to arrive, tons of his friends and Alec just fights on. First it is 1 hour, then 2, then 1 day yet Alec fights on. Alec gives us hope, and so the journey begins.
Here 3 years later we are back as we should have been then, together and in Havasu for Thanksgiving. This year brings change as Monica and Gus join us and some new friends. As with the best plans, Alec comes down with the flu his 1st day here. Are we prepared, hell no. We brought Alec over in the front seat of my jeep with limited medical supplies because he has been so strong. But there is always Mom! Mary jumps on the phone, gets medicine and breathing treatments shipped to Arizona, Kylie gets them picked up, 2 days of no sleep for Mary as she watches over Alec day and night and this afternoon he seems better. Scary day, night and morning but Alec handled it like he does everything, he just battles through. I can never understand how difficult it must be for Alec to be paralyzed, feeling sick, having difficult to breathe and then also throwing up and yet he cannot move in bed. The tough times just make him and us stronger!!
Are we thankful this weekend, HELL YES, everyday because Alec is still with us. Things are still changing for Alec, some improvement both internal and with physical reconnections (I do not know how Alec would have done just 1 year ago with the flu). But we move forward always - a day at a time.
So from the Goldmans on this 2016 Thanksgiving weekend we say, spend the quality time with your family, let them know you love them, and never waste a momment. They can be gone so quickly
I can say I am BLESSED!!!!!! Much love to all my Family and Friends where ever you are. ... See MoreSee Less
Crystal KeithThe progress that Alec has made is truly remarkable. I know an immense amount of incredibly hard work has made that progress possible, and as I reflect on that day three years ago I had to share that your tenacity, strength and love for one another is such an inspiration. I'm thinking of you guys and sending lots of love. I'm sorry to hear about Alec's flu but I hope he is feeling better soon! Miss you guys ❤️1 week ago · 1
Pat GoldmanSorry that all of you had to go through this but glad all is looking better for Alec. Always my continued prayers and Love Always💕💕💕💕1 week ago · 1
Todd SmithHappy Thanksgiving!! Tell Alec to keep fighting!!#GOLDMANSTRONG!!!1 week ago · 1
Michelle Selby-LarsonHappy Thanksgiving to you all. We are also here in havasu. Maybe we will see you. Love to the family.1 week ago · 1
Vicki Haas ShortsYou are all incredible and always praying for you and your family. You and your family's strength is so inspiring.1 week ago · 1
Kristen SachsSending much love to the Goldman family this Thanksgiving.1 week ago · 1
Marty GalvanVery touching. .happy thanksgiving to your family from mine1 week ago · 1
Charles TaborYou are all so strong get well soon Alex1 week ago · 1
Denise L. HurstSending love to you Bob Goldman and Mary Goldman and your family. The Strength and tenacity all of you show demonstrate your love for each other. Many prayers for all of you.. for love, for healing, for progress, for inspiring others for health, for time. Happy Thanksgiving.6 days ago
Some positive results from the STEM CELL TREATMENT. Here is an Encouraging video showing how strong Alec is getting with his upper back, chest and shoulders. Watch how much he is able to move his upper body where there was little to no movement before. One step at a time.