Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday's post week #2

Shane got to dangle his feet over the bed today and I was told he did great. They do these great feats before visiting hours....bummer! But he is trying to get up and out of bed a little sooner than the nurses are ready for. He is still very groggy and some of his facts are a tad bit off, but he really is doing pretty well, we hope that he will be done with the grogginess within a week. He also started another infection today, but its source of origin has not been determined yet. So another penicillin was started. I told Shane that Arizona was getting two more temples and he said, "The work just keeps rolling forward, doesn't it?" And my reply was yes it does, I was not surprised by his answer, just how matter of fact he was. I hope for more clarity every day.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Terrific tuesday post, week #2

Shane cleared some major hurdles today.... first, he was ext abated or the tube was removed from his throat, he sat up in bed and he remembered the names of his four kids. The first thing he asked for was a Diet Pepsi, which for those of you who really know him, is not a big surprise. He is still pretty sedated for the pain, but he is site for soar eyes!!!! His grafts are still good and his lungs are crystal clear today. He is still fighting a couple of infections, but will hopefully these will subside by the weekend.
I am so humbled by the love our Savior shows us in our times of need and for the love that has been shown to us by so many of you.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Monday's update week #2

Today is post op day 5 and I feel like I actually got good news from the Doctors today. Shane's skin grafts look great, although, there is a small patch on his left leg that will have to be re-grafted with the 2% that didn't get done in the first surgery. They haven't scheduled that surgery as of yet, I would think that it will be next week. He is still on the ventilator, it appears that his lungs were not quite as good as they had originally thought,but we are hoping that the vent will be out by the end of the week. They did drop his pain meds today so that he will be awake more so when the vent comes out he will be able to get up and start walking. We have really be overwhelmed by the love and concern by so many that love Shane and our family. I would still ask for your patience when it comes to visiting. I will let you know when he is ready for visitors. But the thoughts and prayers from all of you are so appreciated. Thank you for the support!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday 's update week #2

Infection is the name of the post today. Shane is sporting some infection in his lungs and on some spots on his legs. They started antibiotics today, so I hope that tomorrow is better than today! He is still on the vent and I would have to say, there is no plan for getting him off. His lungs need to clear first. I would be lying if I wasn't disappointed, but we need to focus on the blessings not the bumps. Thank you for all of the the prayers for Shane and for our family.

Friday, April 25, 2008


Sara is sleeping, so I am pinch hitting for her. Shane is doing great. He may have the start of an infection in his lungs. We will know for sure tomorrow. He has been sleeping all day, better to mend his body. He is basically breathing on his own, so hopefully by Monday he will be off of the ventilator. Tomorrow we will find out how the first skin graft went. We will be praying hard for a successful graft. Thank you all again for keeping them in your thoughts and prayers. The Lord has definitely been blessing their family.


Start of week #2

Today was a sleepy day for Shane. With all of his pain meds, he is feeling no pain!! He has been completely out since yesterday afternoon. They say that the skin grafting recovery is worse than the actual leg burns themselves. So the doctors are being very liberal with the pain medication. Thank you for modern medicine.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wednesday's post

We got another blessing delivered today...the doctors were able to graph both legs with an exception of 2%(about the size of his hands) today! We were only expecting to have the left leg done, so this is great news. The vent tube is still driving him crazy and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will come out by the weekend. He looked very comfortable and peaceful today, so maybe he knows that he just got over one of his many hurtles. Thanks again for all of your help and support.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tuesday's post

Well you know how you win some and lose some....well the surgery that was scheduled for today was moved to tomorrow. So we are sad for the delay in getting started with the graphs, but he needed an extra day to rest and gain his strength. He is growing more impatient about the vent tube and really wants to pull it out, so I have told him 2 more days and then it can come out, I hope I can deliver that, with the doctors help of course. Pray for a good skin graph outcome and that he will be off the vent by the weekend. Also, on a somewhat sad note....Shane has too many friends that love him and want to see him. I ask that you wait to see him until he is out of intensive care. I will let all of you know when he is ready for visitors. Thanks for your patience!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Monday 's update

Shane had an MRI today, in hopes of getting his neck brace off, we will find out tomorrow if that really will happen. Tomorrow is another surgery day, but the first of his skin grafting surgeries. I believe that his right leg will be done first. He is really tired but is also trying hard to communicate by writing and using his hands.. We are still hoping for the vent tube to be removed this week....maybe Thursday, keep your fingers crossed! The kids and I are doing good, we miss him at home, but are greatful that he is still with us. We are greatful to our Heavenly Father for our many blessings!


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday's post

Today was a continuing to look better day and the new ventilator is whisper quiet, so it seems that Shane is truly getting some good recovery rest. He also was not so medicated today, so we got some thumbs up and a bit more interaction from him. He also passed his cognitive tests as well. He is doing good.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Saturday 's update

Shane looked really good today. The good news is that he will be taken off of the lung cleaning ventilator today. His lungs are clear and have sustained no major damage! He will remain on a lesser ventilator until he is good to breath on his own (Monday or Tues. hopefully). Thank you is not enough to say for all of the prayers, fasting and support that have come to us from so many of you.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Newest update for Shane

Shane had his first surgery this morning, to remove the damaged skin from his legs. He came thru with flying colors. Your prayers have been greatly appreciated. Thank you for all of the love and support that so many have shown. We are truly blessed!

Sara & kids

Shane's Update 4/18/08

FYI: Shane and two other friends were in a plane crash Thursday afternoon in New Mexico. Currently, all three people are in stable condition at Phoenix area hospitals. Due to the publicity surrounding this incident your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. As information is made available we will update you. Contacts can be made through Sara's siblings: Bruce/Carrie Mannes, 615-1514, Carla Mannes, 602-740-5959, Amy Mannes, 602-369-5395, or Jill Manwaring, 480-733-2591. We appreciate your understanding and concern in regards to this tragic accident and Sara's request for privacy.

April 18, 2008

Sara has been inundated with phone calls and visitors, which she greatly appreciates. However; she is requesting privacy for her family at this time. Cards and prayers will be greatly appreciated over the next month.

Please feel free to check the daily updates posted on Shane's progress.