Sunday, May 11, 2008

Weekend Update

I had the opportunity to briefly visit with Ryan late this afternoon and I wanted to give you an update. As you all know from the request to 'call before visiting' on Saturday, Ryan was not feeling well at all. He has been experiencing quite a bit of pain in his abdomen. Overnight on Saturday, Ryan's temperature spiked up to 102 degrees. By Sunday morning they were able to bring his temperature down, and they determined the catheter caused some sort of infection. The nurse indicated this was relatively common for anyone who has been 'cathed'... I think she said "it's the foreign objects in bacteria-sensitive area" type of thing. They are still unsure if it is a kidney, bladder or some other type of infection, however they are aggressively treating the infection with IV administered antibiotics. Hopefully, this will clear up some of the pain he has been experiencing in his abdomen.

On Monday, Ryan will be faced with another aggressive treatment of chemotherapy. He will also have some difficult decisions to make on how aggressively they 'go-after' his bowel issues. It is important they get these issues under control so they can get him up on his feet and start the rehab process. We all want to see him get back on his feet as soon as possible.

Prayer warriors...keep Ryan in your daily prayers. Every day is an important day as he continues to fight this cancer. He will have bad his days...but these bad days are necessary in the journey to get him into remission.

1 comment:

Alicia said...

You are in my prayers.