This journey started on Sept 1st with Shane being admitted to Mission Vehicle hospital in California. Within 48 hours he was in ICU diagnosed with Acute Pancreatitus and Abdominal compartment syndrome. Pressure in his abdomen reached a level extremely high levels. He developed a fever. After 22 days in ICU and only remaining stable with no significant improvement an emergency exploratory surgery was done. 2liters of fluid was drained off cysts on his pancreas and a third of his pancreas was removed. Necrosis had set in and the enzymes in his pancreas had eaten into his back muscle.
A different facility was found because Shane needed a higher level of care and a specialist. But they denied his transfer and requested $50,000 up front to treat him. That's when his family chose to go public with his condition.
Surgery number 2 took place on Friday September 24th. Everything appeared to still be stable. So the wound remained open. The fight for Shane hit social media, congressman, sentors, and TV stations.
3rd surgery was scheduled for this morning. But God had other plans. OR got backed up and surgery got put on hold for an hour. During that hour a blessing arrived. Shane had a bed open up at the UCLA pancreatic specialty center. Had he been in surgery he would have missed out.
Shane us now at UCLA with Ashley. They ready for a new plan for healing!