5 Surgeries in 5 Days! Help Shawn Adams fight for his life!

For: Shawn Adams
Lakewood, CO
Organizer: Crystal Adams
5 Surgeries in 5 Days!  Help Shawn Adams fight for his life! (Shawn Adams)
$7,550
of $10,000 goal
75% Complete
Raised by 60 donors

The Story

Shawn developed a blood infection that went to his heart and caused a lot of damage.  He had open heart surgery Thursday, December 7th to replace a valve.  His heart damage was more extensive than expected and another valve and the aorta were also damaged.  He went into cardiac arrest after his first surgery which led to an emergency surgery.  He ended up having a total of 6 surgeries so far, which included installing Impella heart pumps on the right and left sides of his heart. Shawn is the first person in Colorado to have the dual heart pumps, and only the second person in the nation to have this new technology. 
He is having dialysis, he has jaundice, he just started a feeding tube, he is losing a lot of blood and has had well over 100 units of blood, he is heavily sedated but comes to randomly to squeeze a hand or open his eyes.
He is fighting hard and every day is a roller coaster of improvements and set backs.  
If he gains enough strength he will have the heart pumps removed soon to allow his heart to pump without their assistance.
The future for Shawn is very uncertain.  He remains in very critical condition with a team of doctors, nurses and technicians monitoring him around the clock.
Funds raised through this fundraiser will be used specifically for Shawn's expenses.  He has already incurred extensive medical bills just from the surgeries and hospital stay.  While he is so lucky to have health insurance cover a good portion, he will be left with a large chunk to cover.
Funds will also be used for his ongoing care and rehabilitation.  We are uncertain what his rehabilitative care will be, but we know it will be extensive.

If you are unable to donate, please consider sharing.  
Please also keep Shawn in your thoughts. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 16, 2018

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Posted on April 16, 2018

April 15, 2018

We don't have any major updates to report for Shawn.  He has been at the long term care facility for a few weeks.  

His wound vac was removed from his chest and he still has a bed sore on his tail bone.  

The feeding tube was removed and he is back to eating food.  

He has been starting to get up and move again, walking with support.

He has had fewer visitors to keep him company lately, but says he is doing okay.

Keep those thoughts and prayers coming please!


Posted on March 20, 2018

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Posted on March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

Shawn has had to fight hard the last couple weeks.

He was transferred back to the hospital for more testing and another surgery.  His wounds needed some extra attention and he now has a wound vac on his lower sternum and his tail bone bed sore is being packed.  He had wires removed from his chest and his upper sternum is healed.

He was put back on the ventilator and feeding tube as he was struggling and malnourished.  

As of today he is off the ventilator and had his first real food in days, but still has the feeding tube. 

He has been really tired and resting a lot since being at the hospital but was able to use a walker to walk as well as go outside in the wheelchair today.  He really enjoys getting some fresh air and is hoping to get outside more and more.  

His doctors think he can be transferred out to long term care in a few days if everything goes well.  Shawn is looking forward to that so he can get some time with his dog and work toward getting home.  

Shawn asked me to let you all know how very appreciative he is for all of your donations, messages, thoughts and prayers.  He sees it and it is helping him push through.  Our whole family is grateful for you all.  Please keep it coming so we can keep Shawn motivated to get home.


Posted on March 20, 2018

Posted on March 20, 2018

Hi everyone, we have raised 75% of the goal thanks to your generosity. If you haven't donated yet, please consider donating $5 to $10 to help us reach our goal. Every dollar counts!

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