Ryan was taken to the operating room around 9:15 am. He seemed to be in good condition going in The surgery is expected to take “a couple hours”. Then another hour in recovery.
For those that remember, this is a stressful situation. On two previous occasions he came out of surgery with extremely high temperatures. One reached 106.8 degrees. Th other was 109.8 degrees. Before you wonder, no, 109.8 is not a typo. I could feel the heat radiating off him from across the room.
The temperatures were most likely a typical response to stress from brain injury, but we never ruled out it might be anesthesia-induced. So, today Ryan is getting some of the most basic and stable medicine to put him under.