Friday, May 2, 2008

MRI Update

Just wanted to send a quick update on the results from Ryan's MRI today since many of you have been praying for that specifically today. It appears that the radiation has caused the tumor to swell some which the doctors say is very typical at this point in the therapy. This swelling occurs before a tumor shrinks and dies. Also, they believe his pain could be due to inflammation around the joints which is also caused by the radiation. This pain should subside as the tumor shrinks. So, the radiation seems to be doing it's job which is wonderful news.

Ryan is doing great today despite the testing that he went through. He did well in physical therapy and is concentrating on getting his full strength back in his legs.

He is expected to be moved from his current room on J5 to the rehab floor at the beginning of next week.

Thank you all so much for your support and prayers for Ryan. They help him so much.

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