Saturday, February 14, 2009

Update on Ryan 02/14/09

Ryan is still fighting the condition known as VOD. Our current understanding is that it is a very slow process and that it is really dependant on his CBC counts increasing. So as of 9pm this evening, his HBC was 9.8, WBC was 2.0 and his platelets were 24. These are still low and we need them to continue to trend upwards. The bloating of the stomach area has stayed constant which is good. His color is not nearly as yellow and he seems to be alert. Though he is not out of the woods, he is making positive progress. We are still monitoring his liver function scores and will do so for the near future.
Thank you to all that have sent Ryan well wishes and prayers. He continues to need the support.

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!


Kyle Alfriend said...


You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Aunt Lissa said...

Keep up the fight! I see where the bluejackets have won 3 straight - that's a reason!
Aunt Lissa

Jerry Von Deylen said...


I'm following your progress on t adaily basis from Cincinnati.

I'm looking forward to seeing you at the Spring game and tailgating with you in the fall.

God bless

Anonymous said...

"Making positive progress" sounds like a blessing. Keep fighting because we are not going to quit praying for your recovery.

Love you,
Uncle Larry & Aunt Janet Burns

Anonymous said... are in our prayers as well as our families and friends prayers! I am so thankful that your dad came over to meet us while we were on J5! You and Brayden have so much to look forward to this summer!!! Keep up the fight...we are counting on you!!!!

Anonymous said...

We are with you Ryan, Brad, Susan, Margaret, Carlos even when we are not at 700 Children’s. Love, prayers and blessings on this Sunday PM. Aunt Carol

Lori said...

We've followed you from a distance for a while now. My son Cameron was in the hosptial some of the same times as you, but we never seemes to cross paths on the floor. Dropping by today to let you know that we keep you in our thoughts & prayers & are hopeful for a speedy recovery.


Anonymous said...

Hi Brad

Doug and I are constantly reading the blog. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Doug and Mary Beth Headman