Shannon suffered a major stroke on Friday July 15. She was recovering fairly well when the swelling in her brain became so high it caused a seizure. She was rushed into emergency surgery Tuesday morning in order to remove a portion of her skull to give the swelling a place to go.
She is now in ICU under heavy sedation and on a ventilator. They are monitoring her ICP (inner cranial pressure) to ensure it stays below 20. Shannon has been doing well with that the past couple of days!
The nurses say that they need the swelling to go down before they can lift the sedation. At that point, they will begin performing more tests to see how Shannon's brain is functioning and what type of injury she may have sustained from the stroke and/or seizure. We are all praying and know Shannon will come out of this a proven fighter!! You can check here for updates from the family.