Like every week, we have a lot going on. I decided to pick the top three as this week’s update.
- Monthly Donations. Earlier this week I put out a plea for people to consider donating on a monthly basis. Thank you, everyone, who pitched-in. The amount exactly doubled, from $185 to $370. Brain injury is so expensive, and the costs just keep coming. It’s relentless and always will be so. Contributions mean everything in keeping Ryan’s care and treatment going.
- Johns Hopkins. We’re taking Ryan to Johns Hopkins (Baltimore) one day next week. The main concern is with the Celect IVC filter, that has punctured the vein (inferior vena cava) and is dangerously close to his bile. The hope is it can be retrieved, but the risk might be too great. So, we are getting second opinion from another vascular doctor. While there, we scheduled a full day of tests and procedures. This includes: brain MRI, platelet function test, and corneal doctor consult. We’re also trying to get in to see a urologist.
- Eyes. Ryan’s right eye picked-up a bit more scarring on the cornea. If there’s anything positive about this is it’s not in his field of vision (if vision exists for him). Since he never closes his eyes, this scarring is always a concern. To help prevent it, we must now put eye ointments/gels in every hour.