Hello everyone: thank you for checking in on Shane tonight. He did very well with the trech removal, so much so that instead of having to stay in the designated section of the hospital for the required 24 hours he was released to go to physical therapy this morning then back to his normal room with his assigned support staff. He attended his normal therapies and after those was fitted with his new wheel chair which is specially ordered: should arrive in a few weeks.
During P/T yesterday he was asked to try to run his wheelchair through a course of cones in a wheely position: they had a rope tied to the back in case he flipped over. As it turned out he popped his wheely and according to the nurse never looked back: was the first one to ever complete it on the first try. Last night he was viewing clips on u-tube of guys in wheelchairs going down ramps like the X-games and performing back double flips with 3 second air-time: some pretty radical stuff. Shane is the same guy who did gainers off of 40′ cliffs into ravines here in CT: I have a feeling he will find a way to overcome any obstacle in his way.
We were hit up here with quite a snow storm today: Gail spent the night with Shane due to being snowed in. Tomorrow they hope to be doing a barium swallowing test to see if he is able to swallow thin liquid; up till now they have had to thicken everything up to a nectar type consistency. He is so looking forward to be able to drink down a bottle of cold water. He is making incredible progress with his therapies: they are saying his release from Gaylord will be sooner than later.
We have the dining room scheduled for Thanksgiving at the hospital from 2-330pm: what a time of returned thanks it will be to our Heavenly Father. We have SO much to be thankful for that it will be difficult to put it all into words. His love channeled through you has been amazing; His strength that carries us has been perpetual: knowing Him as our ever present help in the time of need has changed my life. Thank you for standing with us and upholding us; our victories are your victories: God bless you!!