update on Ryan

January 11, 2010 at 9:28 am

He is still in isolation but he is getting better. They are still giving him IV antibotics as the bacteria he tested positive for is a new superbug that tends to be resistant from antibotics but the two they hav ehim on is doing the trick. They do blood cultures everyday and he has been testing negative the last 2 days so it looks like he maybe getting over this.

He is scheduled to go down to radiology later this morning to have a vas cath placed so tehy can give him 2-3 more Plasma pheresis treatments this week before he leaves the hospital.

They said he will probably start chemo end of month or eginning of next month. they need to make sure he is recovered from this blood infection first.

Thank you all for your continued prayers and encouraging words.

God Bless all of you

Rhonda & Ryan & family

update on Ryan

August 10, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Ryan walked today!!!! For the first time in almost 5 months Ryan walked. He was at physical therapy today and he put his AFO’s on and told his therapist he wanted to try to walk and she did a few things first to check to see how stroing he was and then said lets go for it. He did it!!! with her holding his gait belt and him using a walker. I cried.. tears of joy.. but we video taped it so I could email it to Dr Lewis so he could see what a remarkable change there is in Ryan. He isn’t going to believe its the same guy. a few weeks ago Ryan couldn’t lift his butt up off the table even a little bit. I had to help him with all transfers and now he walked.. Praise the Lord!!!! Thank you Jesus!!! If you can’t tell I am over joyed. Finally a treatment that is working. The past 10 months have been hell for Ryan and us and we were wondering if he would ever walk again. thank God it is working. Now we will be praying that it continues to work. He still has a long ways to go before he will be allowed to walk on a reugalr basis or by himself but its a start.