Shannon has been able to get up and move around a bit today. Her ENT even came in on his day off and checked in on her and looked over her charts for a while. He wants her to stay in the ICU for one more night and then she’ll be able to move to a bigger room in antepartum. Morphine every two hours or so. Hoping to transition to Vicodin tomorrow. She’s enjoying a Jamba Juice smoothie right now. Baby has been extremely active. So much that she is preventing Shannon from resting sometimes. She’s passed all her tests with flying colors and they’re down to only monitoring baby once a day. The doctor says Shannon should be OK to try a traditional delivery in two to three weeks, so hopefully the four to five that we have will be plenty for her to feel good and be able to focus on the next big event. She loves all the messages that everyone has been leaving and has me read the new ones to her several times a day. We are hiding from the nurses during shift change (when there are not visiting hours). As long as we’re quiet we think they’ll let us stay with Shannon. She’s been getting some soft foods down and seems to have a decent range of motion already in her shoulder and face (just not the neck right now).
Sheila Trout said:
You do not know me. I am the sister of Ericka Schicke, your audiology coworker at Children’s. She mentioned you to me about a month or so ago and I began praying for you immediately and frequently! I have a special place in my heart for you! I too have been through the cancer scenerio although my journey looked different in many ways. The similarities that all us cancer survivors share, is what bonds us to one another and creates this deep felt empathy for one another. I have wept for you and prayed ferverently for you and your family. I have just begun reading your blog. Your strength, perseverance and good humor are so inspirational! I have no doubt that our Heavenly Father has put you in this word to be an encourager and inspiration to many, many people! May He bless you with peace and comfort and an out pouring of His incomparable love and compassion. Blessings to you Shannon!!! Your admirer, sheila trout