Saturday, April 11, 2009

Good Days and Bad Days

Ryan has been blessed with a couple of weeks of "rather" good days. Yesterday was not one of those. Ryan had labs drawn yesterday and needed platelets. His body is not making platelets as it should and we will be doing infusions at least 3 times a week. Ryan had a mild reaction to the infusion that caused him to feel weak and ill. It lasted for a couple hours, but left him feeling sick. Ryan took the opportunity to rest and recoup, watching the Blue Jackets game last night in his room.

Ryan has slept in this morning as he has a big day planned. Ryan has a corvette rally at 11:30 this morning with a police escorted drive from Grove City to Dublin. If you see a parade of corvettes on 270, honk and wave at Ryan. Later tonight, he plans on being at the season finale of the Blue Jackets regular season against the Minnesota Wild.

I hope to update the site again today with pictures from the car rally and the game. Thank you for all of the messages of support. Ryan enjoys reading and hearing from everyone. It lifts his spirits to know how much people care.

Thanks.
-Brad

15 comments:

Tony said...

Wow, what a great day planned for Ryan!! I hope and pray he is feeling good so he can enjoy the day to the fullest extent!!
As always, thinking and praying for my friend Ryan!! Mr. O.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Brad!! It's a beautiful day for a Corvette cruise. Our thoughts and prayers are with you each and every day. Stay strong Salmons family..you have an army of foot soldiers silently backing Ryan every minute of every day who believe in miracles and are inspired by Ryan and his family!!! luv ya Ryan!!!

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Anonymous said...

Dear Ryan,

I hope the car show was a BIG hit.

I can't read your dad's updates without a tear. Thank you for so graciously sharing your journey with all of us in Ohio and beyond. How wonderful you are to participate in charity events when you are so ill. When I read about you I think about the sister I lost to ovarian cancer in September 2007 and wish she could have been as strong as you are young man! What a true gift of God.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for the great inspiration you have become.

May your evening be BLUE with a JACKETS WIN!!!

Sincerely, Hilliard Tennis Coach

Anonymous said...

Ryan:
I hope you are blessed with a wonderful day. God is with you and your family every minute of every day. As He carries you through this journey, remember you have been, and will continue to be, such an inspriation to so many as we continue to pray for you.

There will be joy in the journey. God Bless you, your family and friend

Anonymous said...

Ryan, Praise God for a beautiful sunny day for your cruise. I admire your strength and I love your family. Love and prayers. Jean

Anonymous said...

Ryan,
I hope you had a wonderful day today. God was looking down on you and provided you a glories day.

Thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.

Anonymous said...

my family and i continue to prey for u everyday ur an inspiration to every1 i hope you have a great day at the rally and enjoy watchin the jackets i know ur an inspiration to them as well

refuse to loose and stay strong


zack nolan & family

Anonymous said...

Everyday my prayers are with you! I check this site to see how you are doing and to follow your adventures. God works in many ways and always has a plan. His plan for you is biggger than any of us can imagine at this time!!! I admire your strength and resilience, but most of all your courage!!! Stay Strong Ryan!!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a day.. Ryan I am praying that your strength allows you to go and enjoy all of the day and also church and dinner at G-Ma and Gpa’s on Easter… Love and Blessings, Aunt Carol

Anonymous said...

Ryan you are a true soldier and such an inspiration to everyone. I to have been a Bluejackets season ticketholder since day 1 and I am so excited to see them going to the playoffs, however Im also excited to see your smiling face at each game and to see how you lift each one of the players up when they see you. God has so many good things in store for you and you are MY hero!!! There is not a day that goes by that I dont hurry to get my email to see how you are doing that day and Im always so happy to hear that you had a good day. Ryan stay stong and your always in my prayers.GO JACKETS!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better and was able to enjoy your day!

Always thinking about you and your family...Stay strong!

Amy

www.caringbridge.org/visit/jessedoseck

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Anonymous said...

Hey Ryan,
Hope you have a good easter. I had the pleasure of meeting lots of your friends and family a few weeks ago, they are the BEST. I talked to your grandparents this past week, they are so proud of you, your grandmother was showing me all your blue jacket contract pictures on her camera. We have all been thinking about you alot.

Matt Mason and family
( father Of Zac, one of your J5 roommates from a few weeks ago)