Good day! Not too much to report and it would be better if Udell did this or Kate but I am going to attempt it. Shannon's voice has continued to get stronger. But the doctors felt the benefit of the scope was still necessary. So they did that this morning while Shan was eating. The vocal chords look really good. They did notice some reflux and felt it was important for Shannon to continue to talk, cough and clear her throat; all things that strengthen the muscles in her throat. And that what she has done all day today.
Shannon has been very interactive today with lots of talking....sounds like her, doesn't it? She has enjoyed having Kate here with her. They really are the best of friends. Kate has repainted Shannon's toenails for her...now they are bright flourescent orange! Pretty wild. But she loves it. The report I got from Kate said that Shannon walked on a treadmill today! She went for, I think she said, 5 minutes. She also said that after the first 30 seconds you could tell how hard it was for Shan. But she stuck with it. Shan is certainly a fighter. We are so grateful for the example she is to us.
Shan is also looking really good. The scar on her scalp is basically all healed. Her hair is getting longer--but they will take care of that again when they put the bone back in. She laughs and makes jokes with us. She is still making connections so everything doesn't always make sense but we know that her brain is working hard at the reconstruction. We are ever so grateful to see the progress she continues to make and appreciate all the prayers given on her behalf. We hope you all have a good Sabbath!