Her video went viral last week, after she appealed with people across Ireland to help fund her cancer treatment in American, but after a few short days in Texas Shauntelle Tynan has suffered a major setback.
Her family posted to her Facebook page last night to inform her supporters that she was rushed to the ER on Sunday, after experiencing severe pain. The 18 year old, who traveled all the way from Carlow, had to get a CT scan, after experiencing high levels on pain. She then received morphine, which didn't help.
Her full Facebook post reads "I will update more later but wanted to let you all know how Shan is doing since we arrived in Houston. She had to be rushed to the ER on Sunday evening in extreme pain. She had high doses of morphine and a ct scan Sunday night. Unfortunately the morphine didn't touch her pain and she had to have a more targeted pain relief when we realised that it was the nerves in her face affected. She has been in-Patient since Sunday and her chemotherapy protocol is changing to a high dose salvage therapy and she will be admitted from Friday for a week of infusions if she manages to get back to the apartment by tomorrow. she will be having acupuncture this afternoon and hopefully that will help with the pain alongside the pain relief she is getting. This means we can't travel home this week and we are now here for the long haul totally unprepared and overwhelmed but need to do whatever we can to get her the treatment she needs xx the task now is to find an apartment and get it furnished and set up everything we need here! We have lots of support both in Ireland and here in America and we are beyond grateful! This week a miracle happened and money came in just when Shan needed it most! I think Shan definitely had a few angels watching over her. It's a long road and a lot to take in but with your support we are doing this. Shan had a visit from all the directors of Texas Childrens and then the President of TCH dropped by with his wife and told Shan they will do everything in their power to get her well again! They assured us that Shan is in the best possible hands but we already knew this and are beyond thankful she is here under Dr. Mc Clains care! #teamshan #neverevergiveup"