Thursday September 8 Update:
Hooray! Jade came back from swallow test with a huge smile on her face which means she passed. Now upon her caloric intake of both fluids and food meets their requirements-the feeding tube comes out. She started the day with some tears but this gives her some hope and SMILES!
Monday September 5 Update:
Thank you everybody for showing your BIG LOVE – Shannon and Jade went on a wheelchair excursion today around the hospital. Jade is smiling lots!! She asked to go to the beach today:) She also asked to watch Mary Poppins. She wanted to touch and hug and love on everyone. Thank you so much to everybody who is helping this wonderful family. Please come to the benefit concert this Friday at the Florence Freedom Ballpark 6:00-10:00. If you have questions email Heidi Fore email@example.com
Sunday September 4 Update
Preston gets to have a sleep over tonight at the Ronald McDonald house with his mom. Jade is doing well, resting a lot today and acknowledging all that visit. Blessings little by little.
Saturday September 3 Update
When Scott (Shannon’s brother) and Colleen (Shannon’s mom) were sitting bedside, Jade opened her eyes and looked at Scott. Then she said to everyone’s amazement, “Uncle Scott………..I Love You.” At the time Scott was caught by surprise and like any time she would tell me that he just repeated back, “I love you too honey.” Scott told her that God has great plans for her but right now she needs to rest. With that she shook her head, pulled her covers up and said in the sweetest voice “good night.”
Thursday, September 1 Update:
Jade is moved out of ICU and now at Methodist in an
in-patient facility for rehab. This rehab is”the next step down from
ICU” as her neurosurgeon says. We are anticipating a long slow process and
journey. This step is progress, your prayers are so appreciated. Evaluation is
tomorrow to see where she is and where she goes from here. She has made
progress and reached the next step! Praise God! Shannon is having a slightly
better day but her joints(all of them) are painful :(
Friday Update: Shannon went back to the ER this morning with a 102.2 fever. Looking for the source of infection, doctors looked at chest Xrays, blood culture tests, urine test, and there may be a possible cat scan. After running the tests, doctors found a small infected hematoma in pleura plus pneurothorax. Shannon is being admitted again to the hospital and she should see thoracic surgeons within next 3 hours. PRAY. PRAY. PRAY. Pray for Shannon and Jade to have some comfort and healing today.
Wednesday Update: Urgent prayer is needed for Shannon, the pain is immense. Not only is the burn on her thigh painful but pain from the multiple broken bones (4 ribs, 4 vertebrae and left pelvis) has her in pain at every moment of the day. Shannon is very upset because it is preventing her from seeing Jade. Please pray aggressively for her healing. Those of you that personally know Jade, know she is such a sensitive and caring girl; Shannon doesn’t want her to be aware of how much her Mom is hurting. The pain is very intense and difficult to hide. Hopefully when the 3rd degree burn grafting is complete the pain will diminish. She is still in The Ronald McDonald House at Riley Children’s but is only able to see Jade minimally because of her pain. I pray that God will relieve her pain and give her comfort. Jade has made progress today but is still not out of the woods. She shows signs of brain activity daily and she is fighting to get better every step of the way. She at one point coughed out her breathing tube. Because of her movement they have had to place arm restraints on her and this alone has her very agitated and uncomfortable. She is still right on the edge of being aware. Please pray that her doctors can make all the right decisions for her. Pray that God can heal her injuries and bring back that lovely little 10 year old that we all know and loved being around.
Tuesday Update: Things went well today. Jade progressed more-no big news. Shannon got released from the hospital and is struggling with so much pain. She now staying in the Ronald McDonald House at the Riley Children’s Hospital. This way she can be even closer to Jade. She is still in high amounts of pain, so please pray for her. Thankfully Shannon’s mother (Colleen) and sister (Trisha) are able to be there to help when needed. God Bless them for their care and love.
Monday Update: Shannon still has an open 3rd degree burn the diameter of a tennis ball uncorrected on the back of her leg. Please continue to pray for full recovery and rehab. Second prayer-she will be well enought to sign “Stuck Like Glue” with Sugarland at the Benefit Concert.
Sunday Update: Shannon is improving daily! Today was good except for an old bitter nurse! Her burn is looking better but still very painful! Jade started the day with a setback and had to be reintubated. She was strong through that and then the end of the day was wonderful! At one point today she was responsive and moving a ton! She saw her dance teacher Emily and there was a smile in her eyes and on her face! They say maybe Tuesday if all goes well doctors will try to fully wake her up! God is so good! Please everyone keep praying for the Walcotts and the Bergers!