10/31/12 Praise report from Mom

This morning started off with the respiratory therapist coming in and checking the amount of air coming out of the trach, He was looking for a specific number to see if he could cap the trach for Shane to be able to talk and the number was too high. The therapist said he was going to talk to one of the trach doctors and would get back with us later in the day. We had also been told that ENT would be coming in to look at the edema. After the respiratory therapist left Shane and I prayed for healing of his body and for the swelling in his throat. About thirty minutes later the respiratory therapist returned and had a smaller size valve to replace the valve in his trach. As soon as he changed it, Shane began to speak and was so happy that he could once again communicate with his voice. So very grateful to the therapist who decided to try the smaller valve. The ENT came in and said the edema had gone down so much, that we could begin working towards the trach coming out for good. This would take a few days, however great news. The next step he needed to accomplish was the swallow test. He was taken to radiology and had to have a barium swallowing test. He passed, with a small restriction on his liquid intake, it needed to be a certain thick consistency but he would now be able to eat once again with no restriction. About six o’clock this evening his feeding tube was removed. Shane’s first request was for a very rich coffee milk shake from friendly’s. Chelsea and I were off to Friendly’s to oblige Shane. The smile was huge as he had his first beverage in thirty-two days. Now get this; after this (and this is icing on the cake) one of the trauma team Doctors came in to tell us that with the day that Shane had and the improvements, there is a 95% chance he will leave the hospital tomorrow for his rehab facility. Chelsea has already gotten dibs on being the transit rider in the ambulance and Shane and her have already strategized a plan to run the emergency lights and sirens during the commute. The plan (one that we set up 4 weeks ago) appears to be coming to fruition: if all falls into place he will be on his way to the rehab hospital. As we give thanks to GOD for the healing that is taking place in Shane. we also want to thank you for your continued prayers and support.


29 thoughts on “10/31/12 Praise report from Mom

  1. Gail, this is such wonderful news! As I read this my eyes were filled with tears of joy! I got goose bumps!! You have all endured so much this past month with unwavering faith! What wonderful examples you are to all of us. May God continue to bless Shane with healing! Lynn

  2. What a wonderful day! Congratulations to Shane for this good news. Prayers have been answered. I’m sure that coffee milk shake was the best he’s ever had!
    Our prayers continue for more strength as Shane and all of you begin this new adventure in rehab. He’s on the way!

  3. Shane and family,
    What a great day – thanks be to God! Chelsea, we hope that you get all the ambulance lights a “blazin” to let the world know that Shane is on his way!! Shane, just keep on doin’ what you’re doin’ – you are an inspiration to all of us. No doubt that Mom and Dad are feeling much relief at the progress you’ve made – we share their joy and hope to see you soon. Keep up the progress and may the Lord continue to guide you through your recovery. Much love to you all,
    Denise, Dave, Ryan and Matt

  4. God works in mysterious ways!! I’m so happy for you and your family. The days ahead will be hard, but you are blessed with so much wonderful positive energy. You and your family have been so strong, you are in our prayers! Enjoy. Pam Weilbacher

  5. I am praising and thanking God for His mercy and grace. It’s really a blessing for me to be able to read about Shane’s improvements and the love that your family has for each other and The Lord. There is always a purpose that God has that we can’t always see in everything that happens. You are writing a testimony everyday about the love Jesus has for us all, and there can be no better purpose. May God’s blessings keep on being witnessed through you all. With love, Janice and Richard

  6. Gail, what a beautiful testament to God’s faithfulness to us! Always sending prayers your way for healing in Shane’s body and peace for you and the network of family and friends standing in the gap…

    Sent from my iPhone

  7. This is the best news! We pray today that everything will align perfectly today so Shane will be moved to the rehab hospital. Praise be to God!

  8. This is amazing news…and news we have all been waiting so patiently to hear! Prayers really do work!! Love to all!

  9. God was certainly enjoying yesterday! Celebrating Shane’s great news and sharing the miracles of God working through our medical teams!

  10. I would venture to guess that there was not one dry eye from anyone who wrote on this blog. You could feel the blessings being sent to Shane and the family. Having said this, you may need bail money for Chelsea when she decides to sound the horns:) Thank you once again.
    Meg’s Mom (she keeps threatening to kick me off if I don’t behave!!)

  11. AWESOME!! The power of prayer at work for Shane!!! Can’t wait to hear the next update — thanks so much

  12. PRAISE THE LORD FOR HE IS FAITHFUL AND HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER!! God is at work in Shane’s life; what an awesome and powerful testimony! God is our almighty Healer.

  13. Gail, I’m so happy to hear about Shane’s progress. Such wonderful news.
    You and your family are continually in my prayers.
    Kristi Brown

  14. Dear Gail and family
    What incredibly wonderful news! Greg and I are so happy to hear that Shane’s progress is moving forward in the time frame hoped for. God is so good! Someday you will all wonder how you got through this month, and as you have conveyed in each update it is by incredible faith and true belief that God would show you the way.
    Love Barbara and Greg

  15. Thanks to our Almighty Father, Shane is BACK!!!
    GOD IS GOOD!!!
    Keeping you in my constant thoughts and prayers,
    Katherine Kennedy

  16. That is awesome news. Next steps are always great. Shane truly is a fighter and it shows with the progress he as made . God is great. Thanks for keeping us posted on his miraculous recovery.


  17. So glad to hear Shane has passed the barium test. I’ve had 4 and hated every one of them. Barium tastes awful! but the results were worth it. Praise God for allowing him to eat again. That alone is one of the hardest things to deal with; it’s been 2 years now for me.   Praise God and may he continue to bless you all

    Respectfully,   Alexander Saris


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