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Ryan’s Recovery

RYAN’S NEW YEAR UPDATE

Ryan is doing very well. The Lord is amazing all of Ryan’s therapists and doctors. We are so thankful. Ryan has been better orientated lately. He remembers the day, where we are and why he is here. He is using more specific language. New Year’s Eve he told his brothers to wake him up at […]

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RYAN’S EVENING CALLS

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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RYAN UPDATE – Dec17

Ryan is still working on a regular, all-night sleeping pattern. His medical care team is encouraging him to develop a strong cough and then they will remove his trach possibly as early as next Wednesday (Dec21). They will fit him with a full stop cap on Monday to test his abilities with the trach totally […]

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RYAN’S REHAB UPDATE – Dec10

Ryan came to the Richmond VA rehabilitation center shortly before Thanksgiving. He has now completed two full weeks of therapies. Last weekend he spent some time in the medicine ward because he had low levels of sodium and hormones in his blood due to his brain injury. Though this condition is better now, he still […]

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RICHMOND UPDATE – Dec1

Ryan is making great strides in his therapies and in communication. He still has acute medical needs including food intake. His lungs are much better and there is less coughing. It is possible that his breathing and feeding tubes could be removed in the coming week which will allow him to talk and eat more […]

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RICHMOND REHABILITATION

We thank the Lord for a good transition to the Polytrauma Unit at the VA Medical Center. Ryan is now in a program that will focus on therapies to accelerate his recovery. He is communicating more and is making progress with his remaining medical issues. Here is some contact info for mailing and reaching us […]

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PREPARING FOR THE NEXT STEP

Ryan has been accepted for the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Walter Reed has approved him for transition on Tuesday (Nov22). With the Traumatic Brain Injury, Polytrauma System of Care, Ryan will have the same medical care he is receiving now plus a team of rehabilitation specialists and equipment that is […]

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Yesterday Ryan left ICU and now has a regular room in the step-down ward. He threw a ball yesterday and brushed his teeth a little. Please pray for his brain and lungs to heal, better heart and respiratory rate and better digestion with weight gain. His shoulder is still healing and he has some pressure […]

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We had a safe transition to Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, MD on Thursday. Leslie and Ryan traveled by medical ICU ambulance and private Lear jet to Andrews Air Force base and then on to Walter Reed. Ed traveled by car and arrived late in the evening. Ryan continues to make progress: He is alert […]

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