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Follow along and read about how Ryan spent his final days surrounded by those he loved the most... his FAMILY.

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October 10, 2009

What a great day!

Well shortly after I posted the previous message, I heard Margie at my hospital door. Margie was writing on a little chalk board that they had used to decorate the outside of my door. ONLY family members write on it so I knew it must be her. Well so far we have spent the day together going through the blog and with her catching me up on all that we've been through. You see, most of it I don't remember or at least very well. Margie helped me walk 1 whole mile around the cancer unit, and the best part of the day was when my nurse came in the room and said well I guess you don't need this anymore, and she unhooked me from my IV pole! Oh the freedom I feel. I felt like doing 100 laps around this crazy hospital. Well, I don't want to mess anything up, but the doctors are actually considering letting me go home Monday or Tuesday!! It depends a lot on my blood tests, but they think by then that I'll be ready. Right now Margie is taking a nap and it is so peaceful watching her sleep. She puts in 20+ hour days and I think that she deserves a good nap. Sleep tight.
Love Ryan

Getting flushed with saline after being unhooked

Hmmm... what's that in the background?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I checked back again.
We will keep praying you get to go home. Rick and Linda will be thrilled I know too. Tell them Hi from Melissa.

webster said...

Congratulations Ryan!! That is exciting news. We will continue to pray for you and wish you a full recovery. I'm glad Whitney could come and see you and Margie, you guys are amazing. Good Luck.
--Jed

Erin S said...

I wish I could give you both big hugs! I really really hope you get to go home next week! That is great news!

Seth and Julie said...

My favorite post yet!

Home next week? That is awesome!!!

Peter and Brittany Merrill said...

Wow,wow,wow,wow, can I can't say it enough times. Even going home soon. I am so glad to hear that you are doing so well. I am still looking for the truck so you can have a project. My girls are still praying for "dads friend from work" every time they pray even at the dinner table. Such good news Ryan keep it up.

Kim Harris Thacker said...

Oh, wow! We are sooooo happy for you! We'll keep praying that your WBC continues to go up and that you are able to go home early this coming week. Wow!!!!! Thanks for taking the time to write to us all, Ryan. It's wonderful to hear from you (although we love Margie, too, and are so grateful for the time and energy she puts into this blog so all your fans can know how you're doing). Have a lovely Sunday tomorrow and keep getting well!

The Thomasons said...

What a journey...you both are amazing. I cry every time I read your blog. I'm so glad we came across your blog when we were in the hospital with our little one. You guys are such an inspiration of faith and love. We will pray for Monday. It's such a great feeling to get out of those hospital!!!

Heather said...

Hooray!!! You're right, you are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends supporting you. What a wonderful blessing.

Us Willis' said...

Congrats!!! Prayers are always heard. Hope tests go well so you're home tomorrow.

Mindy Burns said...

You're actually typing and "sounding" like yourself again!!!! WOOHOO! You did lose a few weeks I think, but glad that Margie's catching you up on everything!!! You're right about her needing a great nap! That woman HAS NOT been sleeping much! We love you and Margie....hopefully you can come home soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to see you doing so well. I might even consider putting you on the surgery schedule. Can't wait to have you back.
Kate Neiderer

The Collard Clan said...

Oh man!! Going home would be the greatest. We will be hoping and praying that you get to.
ps. we think Margie is AMAZING! You are one lucky guy.

Karen said...

Glad to hear you're doing so well :) Keep it up!

Gary said...

We are home, and missing all of you so much! I was so hard leaving you Sat. morning, but my prayer had been that you would feel so much better by the time we left, and you do! I thank Heavenly Father many times each day for His blessings and for hearing our prayers. Keep up the good healing Ryan, and when we get there, we will making those walks around the lake!
Love, Mom

Amy said...

Wow, what great news, guys! We have been praying for you so much and are so happy to hear it! Thanks for giving us a small insight into your life through your blog posts. We really appreciate it. Good luck this week!

KC & Candice Carden said...

Ryan, I have been keeping up with you through the blog and facebook, and want you to know that I think about and pray for you constantly. The ups and downs you are going through bring me to tears, and I hope you are ok! I remember all the time we spent together at horse shows and 4-H and laugh! Hang in there!