Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday Update

In trying to update the last week's events, I'll start with the best news first. Ryan had another round of testing done while he was in for his chemo treatments last week. The MRIs showed that his leg and spine are still clear. And, that his pelvis didn't show any increase in the tumors that are there. That is very good news to say the least. Chemo is such a long, hard process but it is doing its job.

Since Ryan left the hospital on Monday, he hasn't been feeling the best. And, he has had a very, very difficult time sleeping. In fact, he hasn't slept much at all since he had been receiving his chemo last week. Please pray that this turns around for him. His body and his mind need this much needed rest.

Wednesday night Ryan was taken back to the hospital because of intense headache pain which resulted in not being able to see clearly or speak for a short period of time. A CAT scan and MRI on his head came back clear which is a blessing. I believe the doctors thought that maybe it could have been associated with some dehydration or a migraine. He was released from the hospital yesterday.

The Photos of Ryan link to the right was recently updated. Take a look at the great pictures taken which include shots from Ryan's birthday and his trip to the Mid-Ohio racetrack where he spent some time in the garages of Indy Car drivers Danica Patrick and Tony Kanaan.

Thank you for your prayers for Ryan. Please continue to pray for him. As has become all too clear to me personally recently with some very dear friends of ours as well as with Ryan, we will face many very difficult and devastating circumstances in our lives. But, I have to put my faith and trust in God to pull us through these difficult times. He will give us peace and protection because we can't do it on our own. This is what gives me hope. And, it is my trust and my faith that make me so confident that Ryan will get through this one day at a time and his body will be clear of this dreaded disease.

~Aunt Amy


Bethany Lieb said...

I miss you and am always praying for you, get well soon.

-Bethany Lieb

Anonymous said...

Just keep the faith that ALL will go as well as they have been. My
family, friends, our neighbors and I all are keeping you in our prayers and have done so since you were diagnosed this past spring. We all have faith in God's
ultimate plan and know you do, too.
Bonnie Merz & Scooby

Kyle Alfriend said...


You are always in our thoughts and prayers. You will beat this without a doubt. Remember -- We've been there, done that.

Refuse to Lose
Fight to Win

Kyle Alfriend