Posted on May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018
This website will be shut down in July due to the gofundme and youcaring merger. So if you haven't donated and intend to, you have 2 months left to do so.
With that business out of the way, here's the good stuff:
Shawn is still at the long term acute care facility. He had a battle with C. Diff last week and was very sick. He lost weight and wasn't making any forward strides with healing. That has resolved and the last few days have been wonderful. He has been getting compliments on how good he looks, his color is improving and his spirits are too. He is putting weight back on and happily eating any treats brought to him.
He is increasing his Physical Therapy and as soon as he can do 2 hour sessions he can leave this facility. He's been able to walk assisted all the way up and down the hallway, pushed his wheelchair walking outside, walked up and down a few steps, and has been able to work on riding a bike (rode 10 minutes today).
His wounds are continuing to shrink and bandages are being changed twice a day. He has a heel wound that is doing well, his tailbone wound is still a tunneling wound but is not painful anymore, and his chest wound is looking great with some discomfort but not terrible.
He has been able to shower twice now, which is a huge deal!
An even bigger deal is that he got the trach swapped to a smaller tube so he can talk again!!!!! He has continued to breathe great on his own and it is so cool to hear his voice! They have added 10% oxygen for him, but if he does well breathing with this for 72 hours they will remove the trach collar altogether!
He continues to have dialysis every other day and continues to wean meds with the hope that his kidneys and liver will come back around.
He is really looking forward to getting stronger and out of this facility.
Keep sending him love and messages.