Good morning! Thank you for taking the time to check in on Shane and his progress today. We are steadfastly walking this journey one step at a time and fighting the good fight for and with him. The challenge for the last several days has been with the management of his medication, weaning him off and finding a place where he can progress towards rehab. The good news is that he is totally off any intravenous administered drugs and is down to being given through his food tube. He is on a schedule that is given incrementally through the day. The plan today is to cut one of the meds in half.
Hopefully, today we can take advantage of the waking moments and interact effectively with him. He is still working through some healing with his lungs as he is starting to deal with ridding some flem that is present. There is no telling the extent of the trauma he has had to deal with as a result of the accident he endured. Sue stated so eloquently and insightfully the other day; he is still with us, he is still healing and he is still with us. Going into week 4 is somewhat unsettling; however, our hope through our faith is strong. We are not in control but we know Him who is; His grace is sufficient.
The expectation is that he will continue to get strong, heal, and reach a point when he will get on an aggressive path to recovery; at that time the ball will be in his court with the total support that everyone will be able to provide. He is a strong young man with vigor for life; I don’t expect that to change with this incident. I will provide another update soon; thanks again and have a great weekend; all our love!!!