Last night, I did not want to leave Ryan. Holding is right hand was absolutely amazing. In the past, his reflexes and movements have been very strong and tense. Not last night, Ryan held my right hand softly; he moved his fingers, and even his wrists. It felt like normal...well not normal, because if Ryan was conscious there is absolutely no way on this planet that he would let me hold his hand! :)
Ryan's heart rate has been very unsteady multiple times throughout the night. To help this, the nurses give him a very high dosage of medicine, which immediately lowers his heart rate.
In the middle of the night a doctor put in an order to move Ryan's room again. This room is still in the neuroscience wing but an even less intensive care. My mom fought with the doctors about this. We are not comfortable with Ryan not being monitored continuously, especially since his vitals have not been regulated within the last 12 hours. After a long conversation with the head doctor, he saw where Mom was coming from. Ryan is not ready to only be checked on every 4 hours; he wants Ryan to be regulated for at least 48 hours before he is moved to another department. This decision put us more at ease.
Early this morning a different neurosurgeon came in and checked on Ryan. He gave him the usual neuro-tests, which consists of pinching on the shoulders and toes. The doctors are looking for the "correct" reflex to these tests. I hope you are ready and sitting down as you continue to read...this new neurosurgeon said he has seen improvements in Ryan just in the past 2 days!! Again with more good news from a doctor! We have been praying that the surgeons would see what we see, and now they finally are!!! This is truly the start to an amazing miracle. God is not finished, so please do not stop praying. Lord, we are asking for complete restoration in Ryan, 100%.
James 1:12 "Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him."
Ryan has another infection, but the antibiotics that he's on for his lung infection should take care of both, is what the doctors have assured us of. His blood pressure and heart rate have fluctuated frequently today, but we are continuing to try to keep him stable. The surgeons have tried to move Ryan again, which caused for another heated discussion. With the room switch, he would be taken off all heart rate and blood pressure monitors. We are not ready for this because his vitals are not consistently stable; with much convincing we were able to buy Ryan 12 more hours of monitoring.
We have received many messages from friends and family about how surprised they are by Ryan's amazing steps to recovery. Friends, do not be surprised! God is simply fulfilling His word to us. He is the only man that will NEVER fall short from his word.
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.