Day After Surgery

Good evening to all our friends and family! Thank you again for the continued messages, support, and prayers. They are amazing and much needed! As I am typing this, Ryan is still in the ICU. Dr. Lang has put in the order for him to be moved to the neurology unit, but he hasn’t been moved yet. We’re hoping sometime this evening!

When I got to the hospital this morning, the rehabilitation team was getting Ryan up and walking. He did such an amazing job! He walked about 100 feet and had no issues. They didn’t want to push him too much today. When he got back to his room he sat in the recliner and has been there ever since.

Dr. Lang came in first thing this morning to check on Ryan and change the bandage. They also removed his catheter and arterial line which was being used to continuously monitor his blood pressure. He still has two IV’s (only 1 is being used), pulse/oxygen monitor, telemetry monitor, and the drain coming from his incision. He is being monitored very closely!

At 5:00 this evening he will go for an MRI to check for any issues and it will show if the whole tumor was successfully removed. I’ll post the results of the MRI tomorrow.

As far as pain goes, he definitely isn’t pain free, but they have been able to keep it under control. He takes tylenol on a regular schedule and has only had to use stronger pain medication once last night. He is also on a pretty high dose of steroids to reduce the swelling in his brain. One of the side effects is not being able to sleep. He hasn’t been able to get much sleep the last 2 days. :(

It has been a relatively quiet and uneventful day and we hope to keep it that way! I will post an update tomorrow and hopefully by then he’ll be out of the ICU! Thank you again for following our story and keeping us in your thoughts and prayers! :)

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7 Responses to Day After Surgery

  1. kathy schlaud says:

    Thanks for the update Andrea :) I am glad everything is moving smoothly:) All my Prayers!

  2. Renee Levasseur says:

    I will pray so hard tonight that the MRI shows the whole tumor is removed. Our God is an awesome God. I know He hears all the prayers for Ryan. I also pray that Ryan is spared a lot of the pain that goes with this type of surgery. Amazing what God has already brought him through. Andrea….all I can say is….you are one very strong lady. May God keep giving you the strength you need to help get your husband well again. God Bless Your Family.

  3. Leann Kirkendall says:

    We have been praying and are thankful that our prayers are being answered. Thank You so much for the update. It helps to know. Always know that you are loved and appreciated.

    Leann

  4. Melissa Burkham says:

    Prayer of praise for this report…. God’s continued healing hand on Ryan & direction of those involved with his care… Comfort, Strength & Peace that God is in control… Blessings

  5. Kathy Ogorek says:

    Continuing to pray, just want to let you know that God is using Ryan to bring my cousin closer to God as she prays for Ryan’s healing while recovering from her own health issues after chemo and hip replacement

  6. Kristy says:

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Stay strong

  7. Rachel Peters says:

    Just checking in to see how Ryan’s been doing since the surgery…. keep us posted! :-)

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