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September 18, 2009

Day -5

Ryan went to bed with a fever and it NEVER went away

After his morning blood draw, the reports showed that his liver enzymes were very elevated.

Because the chemo he is on right now affects his liver, the Doctors decided to pass on the last two doses in order to give his liver a break.
(They will still continue with the next two types of chemo to prepare him for his transplant on Weds)

The medications Ryan takes for his fevers (Tylenol, Advil) also affect the liver.

Sadly, this meant that Ryan could not have ANYTHING for his fevers today. So he spent the entire day toughing out fevers that hovered around 104 with only ice packs.

He was able to hold down a few bites of watermelon and an Ensure nutritional drink.

By the end of the night his fever was starting to come down, it was 101.

It is at times like this, that he draws strength from all of your prayers

~Thank you for the love and support~



Mindy Burns said...

We are here and you are in our daily prayers! Love you both!

Emily said...

I am going to the temple this morning and Ryan will be in my thoughts.

Good luck Ryan!!

Tornado Alley said...

Poor guy! We'll keep praying and hoping that this weekend can be better. Hang in there and remember how many people love your family and are praying for you! You truly are an inspiration.
With love,
THe Varela's

Erin S said...

Oh man, I'm sorry you had such a rough day. Hopefully today is better. At least its Saturday and that means college football games will be on ALL DAY! So when you are awake, there will be something good to watch!

LISA said...

Your BIG day is almost here, which in turn means these treatments are almost over!! There is college fball and then tomorrow is pro fball. THEN on Mon you have Dancing w/the Stars.....Hugs and kisses from CA! We are all praying for you.

Stacey Mom said...

Praying for you Ryan and Margie, you are also in my thoughts, hang in there!

Jennifer said...

Cancer sucks!

I just signed up for a google account so i could comment, i guess it is about time, i just couldn't figure out what to do before. I am so computer illiterite, and obviously can't spell either.

love you both, so excited to see you.


p.s. is ry saying anything funny in his delirium?