Tomorrow will be a “hold on to your hats” sort of day. It is going to be the busiest I can recall in some time. It’ll be everything Ryan always does, to include the three hours of hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) and one hour of neuro-feedback, plus the International Brain Research Foundation (IBRF) coming for their periodic in-home neurological assessment later in the day.
A big part of the assessment includes a qEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram). We use this to gauge if there is measurable improvement in Ryan’s brain activity, compared to past results. The last one was somewhat disappointing so I can only hope it was just an off day for Ryan and tomorrow’s will be better. Yet, we’ll need to wait a few weeks for the raw data to be compiled and put in report form.
thought hope is for Ryan to perform better since his complete removal from baclofen, Perhaps it might increase alertness? Also, since the last assessment I worked with IBRF two to three times a week conducting neuro-feedback sessions with Ryan. It would be wonderful if one, or both, helped him progress.
Ryan is now 5-1/2 days into his 2+ week course of intravenous antibiotic. We did a quick-dip urine test and it was free of any indicators of infection (mainly leukocytes and nitrates). This is a good sign, but we must wait a week or so after he finishes the treatment to do a full-blown urine culture. This will be the only way to know for sure that we knocked it out.
Hope all goes well with the IBRF tomorrow, and that Ryan will show signs of improvement. We will be waiting to hear with as much patience as we can muster. We are an impatient bunch, huh! We want to know every little detail now, Kenneth. 🙂
Love and prayers. Have a good night with restful, refreshing sleep.
Always here with love and praying for healing for Ryan.
The Colangelis says
Happy to hear the UTI is going away. Thank God for this good news!
Diane Garvin says
Dear Diviney family,
We’re still here with you in thoughts and prayers
from Sycamore, West Virginia. We love you all…
We are confident that you and Ryan will get it all done — with style and success! Just let us know if you could use a hand with anything though. Here for you guys always <3
Best of luck with everything that is coming up. My prayers continue for Ryan’s healing.
What does the IBRF say about things like holding his head up and moving it from side to side on command? Surely that’s real progress.
I’m praying Ryan’s progress shows up in positive measurable results for IBRF to see. Did the last set of tests not show any improvement? Ryan sure looks good, and I am hopeful with his UTI under control, combined with all the therapies you continue to administer, the results will be favorable.
Keep doing what you’re doing, Ryan looks amazing because of your daily hard work and commitment. You are a uniquely strong human being….in physical strength, mind and devotion.
Praying you have a good day with a big dose of sunshine for good measure.
Love, hugs & many prayers for favorable results tomorrow
Cheryl O. says
Good luck w/ the IBRF visit today. Hoping for a positive report for Ryan. Looks like a beautiful day – hope to catch a glimpse of you all out on the patio later ; )
Praying for you all today! We believe in you all so much!
Gail Doyle says
Ken Hope today is a better day for all too!
Gail Doyle says
Ken,Sounds like a real busy day!Hope the IV is knocking out the UTI for good.Praying for some change in Ryan’s brain activity. Also hoping Sue feels better and know I am always thinking of you all and wishing for the best. Stay strong and hope you find some calmness and relaxation in this oh so busy day. Say hello to Ryan and give him a big hug from me. Love Gail