It felt like forever, but we finally left Reston Hospital just before seven o’clock yesterday evening. I had Ryan comfortably in his chair about an half-hour later and let him enjoy sitting-up for a few hours. Although he did sit occassionally while in the hospital, it was not for very long and not as upright […]
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We made the decision to give Ryan two units of blood to get his body’s levels back to normal. With the stress of surgery, we felt it is to his advantage during recovery to have him feeling his best immediately.
Ryan had a solid twenty-four hours and it appears he will be discharged home directly from ICU. I’m not sure when this will happen and there are a few loose ends that need tied up.
The twenty-fours hours post-surgery were uneventful. The orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Reeves, did a remarkable job (we did check the x-rays with him). That’s not to say Ryan wasn’t uncomfortable overnight. He was. Even with the pain medications taking the edge off. There was some concern he might be developing pnuemonia, but I no longer am […]
Ryan just left recovery and appears to be doing well. He is noticeably more comfortable. We all agreed that he should be monitored in the ICU, as opposed to the surgical floor. The main reason is he had a breathing tube in place during the surgery and this puts him at significant risk for pneumonia.