Ryan had a tough night last night, but he is resting easy this morning. Late last night the nurses changed his respirator machine. Ryan continuously began to cough from the new tubes. The nurses were in and out all night; they eventually sectioned his mouth and stomach and he is now comfortable.
10:30 am: The physical therapist came in this morning to reposition Ryan. He now has two boots on his feet, they aren't Jordans or Durants, but these will work for now. The therapist also put a brace on his left arm and towels in his hands to keep the tendons from tightening and the muscles from going into atrophy. He looks like a warrior right now!
Ryan's left eye has stopped responding to the light. We are begging for your prayers! He is a fighter. Lord we are crying out to you, for your miracle! Ryan will be a walking testimony.
7:00 pm: What a day of thanks. All of Ryan's family was able to praise The Lord and give thanks in the ICU waiting room. It does not matter where you are at, as long as you are together.
The doctors say that Ryan has very strong lungs because he is young, healthy, and used to being active. With Ryan laying in bed for multiple days with no activity, the bottom portions of his lungs have flattened. To keep his lungs healthy and working they are pumping extra amounts of air into them. Every 6 hours they are using a type of physical therapy machine on his lungs for them to be able to fill to their capacity.
The nurses are giving hims lots of nutritional food, thank goodness! He is receiving 90 calories every hour; most patients only receive between 40 and 50 calories. We all know Ryan will be happy about this because he needs that energy to show off on the court!