Monday, October 27, 2008
Well we have been home from the hospital for just over two weeks. It is nice to be home and Ryan is continuing to improve. He has gotten a lot of strength back, but he's got a ways to go before he is back to normal. He has helped feed the animals a couple of times and we might try getting on a horse today. We are just taking this one step at a time. He is really battling with extreme headaches right now. We are still unsure about when he will be ready to return to work, but I'm sure that day will come soon enough.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
After eleven awful days in the hospital, Ryan finally got to come home. He is able to eat on his own and keep most of his food down. Everything we have read and heard says that he will probably have to battle the nausea for a month or so. We are ok with that. I think Ry just feels a lot better being at home in his own environment. Hopefully he will get good nights sleep and continue on the road to recovery. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and concern. Hopefully all this snow will kill off all those pesky mosquitoes so we can have a few months to recover before we have to worry about getting infected again.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Well we are still in the hospital, but Ry is making improvements. He had a bad day yesterday and he wasn't able to eat anything all day. My brother in law and Ryan's dad came and gave him a blessing last night. About forty five minutes later he started throwing up. He threw up so violently that his feeding tube started to come out his mouth. I know that's kind of gross. Anyway after they finished pulling the feeding tube he immediately started feeling better. He was able to eat some frosted flakes for breakfast, and he just ate some chicken noodle soup so we are crossing our fingers that he will be able to hold it down. We aren't out of the woods so keep us in your prayers.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Well I think your prayers are working. Ryan has been improving extremely fast. He was able to eat some cream of wheat for breakfast, and some oatmeal for lunch. This is a huge improvement. Me and Ryan's mom Vickie have been doing a lot of research on West Nile. Everyone we have talked to who has had the virus, and everything we have read has said that it takes a long time to recover. Both of the gentlemen that we have spoken to said it took them at least a month to stop throwing up. I am sure that we have a long journey to make, but Ry has been improving extremely fast. He is so strong and has so much support. My niece Shylee has been praying several times a day. She keeps asking her mom if Ryan can hear her pray. Just another reminder to make sure you wear mosquito repellent and stay in away for the mosquitoes when possible. We couldn't do this without all of you behind us. Thank you with all my heart. I'll give you another update soon.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Ryan had an MRI last night to make sure there was no swelling on his brain. The results were completely normal. This is very very good news. They placed a feeding tube yesterday and he is tolerating his feedings very well. He is going to try and eat on his own today, so cross your fingers for us. We are very thankful for all the support and I will continue to keep you posted.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Hey everyone. I have some bad news. Ryan was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday with viral meningitis. He has been doing well and getting a little bit better day by day. This morning the doctor came in and told us that the meningitis was caused by the West Nile virus. He is going to stay in the hospital until he regains his strength and begins eating again. I know with all my soul that Ryan will make it through this. It's going to be a long road. Please keep us in your prayers and I will try and keep you posted. Oh and one more thing. Try and keep in out of the mosquitoes and if you are out when they are make sure to wear repellent.