A Prayer for Shannon
Shannon was running out of options quickly. She had a brain infection and sepsis which could turn deadly. Shannon was being treated at another hospital outside the Bay Area
“I’m alive and nobody thought I would make it. Literally. They airlifted me here and Regional Medical Center San Jose saved my life, says Shannon.
She was in the intensive care unit on a ventilator, but improved after a week. While there Shannon shared a touching moment with a nurse.
“One night in the ICU I was very scared and I felt like this was it this was the end and I asked the nurse if he knew the Lord’s prayer and if he would say it with me and he’s like yeah sure. So we say it and go through it. And he said what’s wrong and I go I feel like this is it. He goes you’re not going to die on my shift. I felt better, but it was overwhelming, very scary and very comforting all at the same time. My care has been wonderful. If there’s something I need it’s given within a few minutes. The nurses are very nice. They sit down and talk to me and they’ve been very nice. The doctors have been wonderful and they come in and explain in great detail that you can understand. It’s a great place. If you have to be in a hospital, it’s a great hospital to be with,” says Shannon.
We are proud to be a hospital committed to excellent care….a hospital with heart.