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.
Especially give that we know he has a bacteria — called pseudomonas — that is forever colonized in his respiratory system. Many people, especially those in healthcare, harbor this.