Yup, you read that right, Shae was discharged! We’re so thankful that her healing was “on schedule” and they let her leave the hospital. She didn’t have any BP crashes leading up to discharge the night before, which may have left her in one more day. The incision pain keeps her up at night but her spirits remain high.
Shae connected with some of her nurses before leaving the hospital and met some from east Africa. Her night nurse is from Uganda and invited Shae to her Ugandan Church there in Colorado. They traded information to keep in touch! Shae was supposed to go to Uganda last year but her trip as canceled because of covid. It’s amazing how God uses even our pain to connect us with people from around the world!
Her neurosurgeon came to check before she left.
When Shae got back to the hospital she was able to make it down to the hotel restaurant for some food. She’s still struggling with some nausea so prayers there.
She’s getting meds every two hours through the night to handle the pain, so they set alarms and are keeping track on a med app. It’s hard to get back into a restful night sleep but it’s the only way to manage her pain. The doc said he’s surprised they were able to do that through the night. Yesterday he said he was amazed by her recovery so far! Praise the Lord for his favor! Shae is able to walk by herself and can dress alone for the most part. She can’t move her head up or down, so Isla helps her with her socks and shoes.
We’re thankful that Riley made it back to Alaska safely. She’ll be in quarantine for the next two weeks, per army policy. This will be tough, so pray for her heart to rest easy and that the time will go by quickly for her mentally. Stephanie noted how grateful she was that they (the family) were able to gather and be there for Shae during this time.
Shae travels via Angel Flight tomorrow and it’s a long day! They will be taking 3 planes in total. Pray Shae would find comfort on each plane and that the nausea would subside until they get home. That she’d have the endurance to get home (or just altogether!). For safety for the plane and a general focus of the pilots as they carry her.
Shae and Stephanie have been overwhelmed by your sacrifice to give to the gofundme fundraiser. Thank you for partnering together to love on Shae and remove some of the burden. Your support, prayers and care mean so much and they are very grateful. Feel free to spread the word so they can reach their goal. The money will be used to cover the cost of the surgery, and future doctor visits back to Colorado.
Psalm 46: 1-3 has been the meditation of Shae’s heart in the last couple of days. “God is our refuge and strength; an every present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though it’s waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
Praise be to God!
We love you Shae! We’re still praying and rooting for you. You are deeply loved.