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!