Ryan’s Miracle Watch 5/19/17

I’m working off of a grand total of 10 hours sleep since last Sunday, so if I slur my words…oh well…

We brought Ryan home from the hospital at around 9:00 tonight. It’s sure nice to be home sleeping in your own bed…at least that’s what he’s telling me. I wouldn’t know that feeling, because I’ll be watching him tonight and won’t be able to sleep in my own bed until tomorrow. I’m not complaining, though. It’s amazing how little sleep I actually need in any given day. I’m not sure I want to make it a habit just yet, though…

Here’s a recap of Ryan’s ailments, and what is being and what will be done over the course of the next couple months. He started with a urinary tract infection (UTI), which proceeded to manifest itself in his bloodstream causing bacteria to grow (Sepsis) in the form of E-coli (yes, e-coli), Staff and one other form of bacteria that I can neither spell nor pronounce. Truth be told, I’ve forgotten what it was, so I’ll just go with what I said. Turns out, this was all caused by a kidney stone blocking his urinary tract (at least partially anyway), because he was still able to go (please don’t make me explain it to you). Anywho, that’s the stuff he’s been battling for a couple of weeks now. We went into the hospital last Sunday, because his fever spiked at 103.5. When we got there, he was treated with an antibiotic and sent home. The next day, the doctor called to tell us that we needed to bring him back in because bacteria had grown out in his blood samples (samples that had been taken before). Have I lost anyone yet? So, we brought him back on Monday, where he’s been ever since until we brought him home tonight. He’ll be on a strict regimen of two antibiotics for the next ten days. Then, there’ll be a follow-up conference to update his condition and plan for the removal of the kidney stone, if it hasn’t passed already. By the way, if you’d like to attend the conference, please send me a check in the amount of $642.92 payable to BRET BUCHANAN. Oh, I forgot to mention that he had a successful minor surgery on Thursday evening to insert a tube to bypass the kidney stone. This tube can remain in place for up to a year. Long story short (and it could be much longer if I gave you all the details, but I’m afraid I’ve already lost half of you), he should be fine in a few days, and then some maintenance stuff over the course of a couple months…I suppose.

Anyway, did I mention it’s great to be home? Well, it is. Please make sure you thank the Lord tonight for His provision in your life. He could take it all away from you anytime, so be sure and be grateful for all He’s done for you…but really more for who He is…

Thanks for listening. Goodnight now! Oh wait, I can’t go to sleep. I’ve got to watch over Ryan…such an easy task…

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