Monday, May 19, 2008

A Good News Visit!

I had an opportunity to visit with Ryan after work today. He looked great and his spirits were good. When I got there I learned about his day. Around 3:00 p.m. he was able to get out of bed and spend some time in his wheelchair. Get this...he went outside and shot basketball (see video clip below) with his Dad and his friend Eric. Indeed a time for celebration and truly a blessing!

His oxygen levels and blood pressure have stabilized and are continuing to be monitored. During my visit his pain was minimal and under control. He ate a plateful of Plank's pizza with us and had a strawberry milkshake. I know what you are thinking, "No Wonder His Abdomen Hurts!"

While I was there this evening the chemo nurse came in and gave him his weekly chemo treatment. They gave him a syringe-full of chemo drugs and hooked him up to a drip that will take approximately 48 hours to complete. If all continues to go well this week, we are hopeful that he will be moved to the rehab floor. At that point, we think he'll be in rehab for one to two weeks...then hopefully he'll be able to go home.

Continue to pray for Ryan's comfort and tolerance to the chemo treatments. Thanks everyone and God Bless!

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