"Miraculous doesn't mean instantaneous." I read the talk from Elder Uchtdorf title "Patience" from this last Ensign. It seemed like each line was written for me. It was good that I read it this morning as it gives more meaning to the later events in the day.
Our last post said she hadn't done well last night, but even so, they felt like she was stable and there wasn't anything surprising to them. They continued to work through those issues, trying different medications and the likes. But Shannon continued to work really hard with her breathing. They were doing some suctioning because she wasn't getting rid of her secretions and some how Shannon got a nose bleed that they couldn't immediately stop. By the time they had dealt with the major nose bleed and the suctioning, it was obvious that they would have to intubate her again. (Put her back on the ventilator.) They have to sedate her for that and now they will keep her sedated more until they feel like they can try again to take the tubes out. It was very disappointing but the brighter side is that it has brought down her heart rate and her blood pressure. During all this her right lung collapsed as well. The respiratory therapist worked with her for a long time and they feel like the upper half of the lung is now open. But there is a ways to go. She is getting a higher level of oxygen to support her breathing which will be monitored closely over the next several hours.
Maybe this new set back was to try the patience that I just learned about this morning.... Pheobe