Monday, February 16, 2009

Update on Ryan 2/16/09

"You don't know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."

Ryan continues to be strong! He is battling this condition and he is a winner!

Ryan's counts have stayed stable over the last 24+ hours. His WBC is still around 2.0. HBC is just above 10, and his platelets are 36. The liver function score called the Bili score has stayed at 7.6. The bloating around his stomach has decreased and his color continues to improve. Ryan had an ultrasound today and it showed the liver was starting to improve.

This is not something that will improve quickly, but will take some time to improve. As long as the numbers continue to trend the way they are, Ryan is expected to recover. One issue that the doctors told us is he will have to monitor the type of foods he eats for the next month. I don't know if Ryan will be able to survive without buffalo chicken from Wings and Rings, Rooster's or Canes.

We enjoyed watching the Blue Jackets together tonight, even though we only got 1 point. 5 points in the last three games is not bad, but we sure wish they had won. We don't know how much longer we will be in the hospital, but we are trying to take it one day at a time. Thanks again for every ones thoughts and prayers.


Anonymous said...

Me & Joe are always thinking of Ryan were happy to see that he is getting better and we hope he keeps up the amazing work. Joe will be back in the hospital friday for surgery so we will stop by if Ryan is still there. God bless and you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Holly & Joe Friend

Anonymous said...

I am with you… Aunt Carol