Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Ryan was at work at Game Stop and started to feel nauseous and was throwing up. A co-worker found Ryan passed out in the bathroom. They called 911 and the paramedics transported him to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. They did a MRI and found what they believed to be a hemorrhagic stroke (basically bleeding in the brain). Ryan was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital for more care. When he got to St. Cloud he had hemorrhaging in the brain. At 11pm that night the doctors did surgery to insert a tube to help relieve the pressure on his brain. Surgery went well. Ryan knew his mom Mary and Jeff after waking up.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Today Ryan had a MRI and angiogram to see if there was other issues both came back normal. Ryan is talking better today but off and on starts talking about nothing related to the conversation he is having. The doctors put a tube in to keep pressure off the brain while its healing. The pressure being caused by the bleeding most likely was causing the nausea. The doctor stated that when they cut the hole for the tube the fluid shot out about a foot. They are hoping to keep him for 2 weeks and then do another MRI and Angiogram to figure out what caused this. Ryan will be staying in the ICU for now.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 The pressure started increasing again this morning. The tube was not able to keep up. They rushed him back into surgery where they are going to physically remove a part of his skull temporarily to open up space around the brain for more room.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 No change at this time. Ryan is resting. Vitals are normal. He did wake up enough to eat this morning. Nothing more they can really do until swelling goes down in his brain. They have to keep adjusting him while he sleeps so he doesn't lay of the side they removed.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 They have a helmet on Ryan now to protect his head. They used a lift system today to move him to a recliner so he could sit up and eat for breakfast and lunch. He can't quite handle silverware on his own yet. Still has lapses in memory every now and then, which is normal. They are increasing sodium levels in attempt to clear the area of bleeding. Overall doing well. Mary asked Ryan about visitors he said no not now.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 No real changes. Still Slightly verbal. Most of the time he nods. He ate about 40% of his breakfast and lunch. Still has some memory lapses. Sounds like the doctors are talking and deciding if he can be moved from ICU to the progressive care unit. Which is a step in the right direction. They have started physical therapy to try and get him to walk. He has weakness in the right arm and can't hold it up very long or lift it above his head on his own.