ICU: Day 2

Ryan spent the day getting many, many tests done. He had a full blood work-up early in the day, showing some magnesium deficiency but his white count is down slightly. Ryan’s electrolytes were perfect. He had another chest X-ray that showed the pneumonia settled into the right lung. As of now, he is sounding a bit better listening through the stethoscope.  An abdomen X-ray and rectal exam showed no bowel issues. He was scanned for blood clots (a.k.a. DVT‘s) in his arms and legs and none were present.  He is still intubated and on the ventilator, but his oxygen support level was reduced from a full 100% to 50%.

We he gets the airway tube removed, he will be taken to get a CT scan of the brain.  We will be also working with a neurologist soon to discuss any changes to the level of baclofen he is receiving and to verify his brain shunt is drawing off the proper volume of fluid.


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7 Responses to ICU: Day 2

  1. Paula says:

    Thank you so very much for this update. I am so grateful Ryan is receiving such wonderful care. I appreciate all the details you are giving us, it helps us to understand exactly what’s happening. I know you must be tired, it is very kind of you to take the time to share with us what’s going on. Thinking of you, praying for you always, Paula

  2. Keith says:

    Thanks For Keeping Everyone Updated. Im glad to hear that the tests are coming back good. Just remember that the next time they do any tests everythings gonna go well because God is In Control!

  3. Jo Hobbs says:

    I can’t say it any better than Paula and Keith. The best gift we can get is to know Ryan is off the ventilator and breathing on his own. Still here. Thank you.

  4. Diane Garvin says:

    Dear Divineys,

    We’re still here with you, everyday and will continue
    to be…

    God bless you.

  5. Kresta says:

    God is GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! “Be strong and of GOOD Courage!”

  6. DJ says:

    Thanks for keeping us updated on Ryan, I am praying for him everyday.. I hope he recovers from this setback! I hope you guys can try to enjoy Christmas God bless you all And I Wish you all a Very Merry Christmas And a better new year!!

  7. Allandra says:

    I appreciate the updates. Thank you so very much for sharing them with us all. (((((hugs)))))

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