Back in 91, I was struck by lightning as I was waiting for my parents to take me to teeball practice. I have lost the majority of my memories from childhood. Before I was struck by lightning I was right handed. Now I am ambidextrous because I had to learn how to use my left hand until my correct function returned to the right side of my body. If you have any questions please let me know!
Edit: Scars by request : http://imgur.com/a/QV9zN Edit: Thank you everybody! Sorry for the late replies. Edit: Here is some email's from my mother explaining everything a little better than I and also an update with some pictures. http://imgur.com/a/pDOZU - They are huge pictures but I have not the time to resize them even though it takes only a couple of minutes. Hey just to let you know you were in the intensive care unit for 2 weeks on the pediatrics floor for 4 weeks and then you went straight to rehab where you were there for 4 more weeks. Then after that you got to come home and then had to go to rehab 4 times a week for several weeks and then it backed down to a 2 times a week then 1 time a week. You had IV's in the intensive care unit and treatment to your burns two times a day and it was Silvadene they used. I still have your original jar. Well not the first one but the last one they had to use on you. You had to learn how to walk all over again as your balance was off terrible and you would fall. Your fingertips were the first to feel and get movement and that wasn't till you were in the pediatrics floor. Contrary to what the doctors told us that you would start feeling from the shoulder down to fingertips you did the opposite. You were the first lightning pediatric patient they had ever kept there and had not shipped out to Denver. Which scared the shit out of me!!!!!!!!!! I had to keep a gait belt on you at all times cause you kept tipping over to the side. When you got home the doctor said just put him on the soft lawn and let him go and if he falls it's okay we kept a bicycle helmet on you to protect your head. You would go to walk and go puf on the grass I was scared to death you would hurt yourself. You also had to have your eyes checked ever so often as cataracts are a result of lightning. You also developed a terrible horrid sinus infection not long after coming home and were on antibiotics for one month with decongestants. You're right hand was always shaky after that especially for the fine motor things which is what it affected with your hand. Your temperature would skyrocket in a matter of seconds as the doctor felt it had affected you hypothalmus you would be 99 and then 104 in a matter of minutes. You could not stand the heat of summer and would just wilt and winter you were fine. If I think of more I will let you know.
Also, I wanted to post this email because my mother was so awesome helping me recuperate. Hi they had thrown your shirt away I am pretty sure cause all I got was your cap and the jeans but I can look some more some other time. I have three copies of the article if you want one I can bring you one when I come down okay? I know you probably want your lightning clothes too I have a terrible attachment to them and cry every time I see them. I think of all you went through along with your daddy and I. It was a terrible time that I don't wish on any parent. I am so glad you came out of it and thank God every day for you baby. That's why I am so overprotective of you even when you are the age you are. Until you actually have children of your own a person doesn't realize what the parent goes through in something like this. I died a thousand deaths that day and wished it could have been me instead of you who had this happen. My love for you just got stronger and stronger and stronger even though I didn't think it could and now it totally envelops my heart and mind. I LOVE YOU BABY! You will always be that special boy of mine no matter how old you get.