Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Shannon has moved

A big milestone. I got up to the hospital shortly before 12pm today, and was greeted with some great news. A piece of paper was given to the nurse within a minute of me getting to Shannon's room. The paper meant that she was leaving the PICU in 15 minutes. It actually took about 45 before she was ready to move. However, she is now in the NTU (Neuroscience Trauma Unit). A very exciting development.

It was cool to see Shannon move a lot more. When I came in the room she had her legs tucked up a bit and she was laying on her side. She looks so much better without her neck collar and the mass of tubes. Her eye swelling has gone down and looks a lot better. She is also down to 3 tubes. She has her feeding tube still in, a PICC line and an IV. The IV line will probably be pulled out later today/tonight.

It is amazing to see the changes since I was here Monday morning. Thanks for all the comments and the support that you have given my family. I have been amazed at the young men in the ward who have come and mowed the lawn, and the neighbors who have helped with the yard work. It is appreciated.


  1. wow moving on up! What a great great step. Yay Shan!

  2. Yay!! Shannon your doing great:) keep up the hard work!!!!!!!! I Love you so much!!!!!

  3. Yeah Shannon! You have moved on to the next phase of your journey in healing! I am so happy for you to be progressing as fast as you are. How sad for the ICU to lose you, but what a treat for the rehab people to get to work with you. You be patient with them as they help you get better each day. I am so proud of all that you are doing to make it back home to all of us that love you so much! Keep up the great work, and I hope to see you soon. xoxoxo

  4. Oh Happy Day ! ! ! Lots of gratitude for prayers answered... Isn't it crazy how things can turn around so quickly... isn't that just the Lord's way sometimes? We're taken to the brink, then comes the rush of tender mercies and the "I am listenings". The reality of the power of faith has been exercised in such a miraculous way here. Thank you Blackham family for providing us with a profound doctrinal example. Again, love to you all. Larry and JoAnn