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Ryan’s Recovery

Update on Ryan – Aug5A

Thank you for your prayers concerning Ryan and his throat surgery. All of the scar tissue that was directly impeding his airway was successfully removed. We thank the Lord for Ryan’s safety throughout the whole procedure and period of healing. Ryan has had opportunity to try out his new “unimpeded airway” with a couple of […]

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Update on Ryan – Jul15A

A number of weeks ago, we asked you to pray concerning an important appointment Ryan had with a Johns Hopkins Complex Airway Specialist Doctor. At that appointment, the doctor recommended a series of surgeries to carefully remove the scar that is both blocking Ryan’s airway and causing his vocal chords to not work properly. On […]

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Update on Ryan – Apr21F

Ryan has successfully made the transition to his new facility (Polytrauma Transitional Program). He is kept very busy with therapies from 8a – 3p. After that, he always has lots of homework. He is responsible to clean his own room, do his own laundry, make his own breakfasts and lunches as well as keep up […]

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Update on Ryan – Mar19S

Ryan has successfully made the move to the Poly-trauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program (P-TRiP). He has a apartment-like room in a communal living building just across from the Fisher House where we are living on the campus of the Richmond VA Medical Center. This program emphasizes individual living and social interaction. Ryan’s first two weeks involve […]

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Update on Ryan – Feb16

Ed: On my return to Richmond, VA I was waiting in the Polytrauma dining area when this 20 year old Marine walked up to me and said “Good to see you, Dad.” 🙂 Ryan has started walking with supervision but not direct assistance. He regularly walks with us outside his scheduled PT and has other […]

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Update on Ryan – Feb3F

Ryan has been making steady progress since his set-back with aspiration pneumonia. He no longer requires pulmonary therapy. He is walking a lot more and is beginning to practice on stairs. He is back to eating ice chips and practicing with applesauce. He still has a ways to go on strengthening his swallowing and protecting […]

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Update on Ryan – Jan25W

Ryan has made steady progress since his time in ICU. We had a family conference with the doctors and therapists last Wednesday (Jan24) in which they outlined goals for Ryan. Ryan is continuing to work on swallowing with restrictions due to the fact his throat was weakened by intubation in ICU. He now has special […]

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Ryan Returns to the Rehab Unit

Ryan was released from the medical intensive care unit and returned to the polytrauma rehabilitation unit yesterday afternoon (Monday). We never would have imagined how happy we would be in the rehab unit until having to go to the MICU because of Ryan’s aspiration pneumonia. This experience was very emotional for Ryan because his awareness […]

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Ryan had a noon time tube feeding today that made him nauseous and as a result he threw up and got some food in his lungs. This eventually resulted in an aspiration pneumonia and required him to be transferred to ICU. They had to intubate him due to respiratory stress and elevated heart rate and […]

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RYAN’S EVENING CALLS 2

One call per evening between 6-8pm (804) 675-5000 x 6961 Please leave a reply below with the date you would like to call and what name (first, last, initials, pseudonym) will be recorded on the schedule. The reply won’t be posted unless you request to leave a comment on the post. Thanks for encouraging Ryan. […]

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