Shane had a good night last night! He still has a slight fever that they are monitoring, but it is not a matter of concern. At 10:30am this morning they removed the air-tube; praise God!! They are watching him very closely and he is doing well: this is huge with getting on the road to recovery.
Shane is a very strong young man not just physically but in his passion for life. His normal approach is to press the envelope and push things to the extreme. There is little doubt he will face the obstacles before him head on and with a positive veangeance: that is our prayer.
The journey of the next couple of days will be challenging with him starting to be aware of his physical state, surroundings, and making some sense with what is happening in his life. We are standing on the reality that “he can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens him”! We are praying for wisdom for us, his attending medical staff, and for those who will be working to meet his needs.
Along with the air tube out they have removed the neck brace: he was indicating it was uncomfortable. He has never been shy with what he feels and he has found a way to express his wishes: I know this comes as no surprise to anyone. He has been on a tremendous amount of sedatives to keep him calm through this whole process; it will take several hours for many of them to wear off. They have gone to the next level of medications to assist him in getting through the next phase and to keep him calm.
Thanks again for your outpouring of love, concern, and continued prayer; words cannot express our gratitude!!