October 29, 2020
DAY 5 UPDATE:
I used to love October. It was the start of so many fun and exciting things. A time when I knew we’d start seeing family more often. That first changed when we lost Eric’s dad to cancer 7 years ago. A few years later, his grandma passed away. This last week of October is proving to be difficult for our family.
OCTOBER 28, 2020
DAY 4 UPDATE:
Before we left last night, they got Shaylyn’s feeding tube in. The medical name for it has the word bowel in it, but the short of it is, it’s how she’ll get some form of nutrients in her body. Eric’s afraid she’ll come out of here looking like a skeleton.
October 25, 2020
DAY ONE UPDATE:
Shaylyn had a CT scan this morning. As per the doctor, it’s not great, but it’s also not horrible.
The scan showed some good things, but also some bad things.
She looks more swollen on the right side of her face than she did yesterday. And because of the way the neck brace is on, I can’t see how her ear is healing.
She still hasn’t woke up. The drugs they had her on this morning was just to keep her from puking and gagging.
She’s breathing on her own SLIGHTLY, but the machine is still doing most of the work.
To be honest, Shaylyn really wasn’t a difficult teenager. She had her moody moments and sometimes they were so ridiculous I had to try really hard not to laugh in her face, but on the whole she wasn’t hard or obstinate. She was a good kid and tried hard to do the right thing.