Ryan remains on contact isolation for the Pseudomonas bacteria. From a respiratory perspective, he had a very good day. His lungs are sounding clearer each day and he is maintaining 100% oxygen saturation nearly all the time.

Ryan Remains on Contact Isolation

Otherwise, he had a rough day. Especially in the late morning into the afternoon hours. He stormed. Pulse was approaching his record high of 190. Respiration was over 40 breaths per minute. High fever, elevated blood pressure, blah, blah, blah. Everyone knows the extreme battle he overcomes each and every time he storms by now.

Back to the positive. His feed rate was increased from 30 ml to 40 ml (or 2-2/3  tablespoons hourly). This now gets him to roughly two-thirds of his regular daily intake. The opthamologist (eye doctor) that Ryan saw two weeks ago came in to the hospital for a follow-up. He said Ryan’s eyes looked much improved. We debated ongoing treatment and came up with a plan that has the highest likelihood of success.

We are still on schedule for ICU discharge to home this weekend. This assumes Ryan continues in his recovery and no new issues surface.


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14 Responses to ICU: DAY 10

  1. It sounds like this is the start of a better day. I am happy for you all and hope Ken is feeling better. Happy New Year, and I pray it will be kind to all the Divineys.

  2. sally ellis says:

    I hope you all have a peaceful day today.

  3. alecia says:

    I can’t imagine how difficult things are for you all, but I’m so glad you were able to end your entry on a positive note 🙂 With all the love, support, and positive energy you are giving Ryan ,I am sure that is helping him improve (no matter how little or big) every day! Hope your family has a good day today.

  4. Will says:

    Thanks Lord for the beginning of improvement. Now I pray we move forward.

  5. Susan says:

    Great news…it sounds like Ryan is definitely improving! 🙂 I am hopeful that he has been switched to a carbapenem antibiotic which will fight off the pseudomonas infection. Mike and I are there for you all today and always. Let us know if there is anything at all we can do for you all.

  6. Carla Liberty says:

    Praying that today brings more improvement. Sending love and “virtual” hugs! God Bless You Diviney family! ❤ carla

  7. Keith says:

    Thank God that things are looking better each day!

  8. Cass says:

    You continue to amaze me. You would blow away all of the doctors with your knowledge of your dear boy! I am so sorry to see the word ‘storm’ again. Ryan has conquered it before, but may it go into our vocabulary of past events. I will stay in prayer for you all. I’m so glad to see all of Ryan’s improvements. You Divineys ARE made of the right stuff! God bless you all. Love, Cass

  9. Linda says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to update on Ryans recovery. So many of us look daily to your messages as we are so concerned and think of him often.

  10. Paula Yocom says:

    Hello Ken,

    Thank you for letting us know how Ryan is doing. Well, I wasn’t happy to hear about Ryan having another storming episode today. It seems like these are suddenly increasing, just wondering what might be causing this. I am glad to hear Ryan’s eyes are getting better, this is encouraging. I hope your headache went away, and that you’re feeling better. You are a GREAT DAD Ken!!! And Sue is a FANTASTIC MOM!! And Kari is a WONDERFUL BIG SISTER!! I want to wave a wand and make it all better. We’ll just keep on keeping on for Ryan. Lord, please help us because we desperately need it. Love & prayers, Paula

  11. The Colangelis says:

    Great news on Ryan’s eyes improving. We continue our prayers for God to heal Ryan. God bless you.

  12. Jo Hobbs says:

    Still here. praying you get to go home soon.

  13. Susanne says:

    Dear Divineys,
    Prayers to your family flow day and night, and each day is another chance for us to lift you up and ask God to heal Ryan and your family. I pray that today Ryan will be released to go home, where you can “celebrate” obstacles overcome and feel the privacy and peace in your home this New Year’s Eve. Thank you for constantly sharing these emotional times with us Only people totally devoted to God and family have such a gift to offer! We are blessed. You are loved.

  14. Diane Allen says:

    hope things are improving…may the new year bring new hope and restoration

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