Oct 25, 2020 Latest post:
Oct 25, 2020
In early October, Ryan Hopkins experienced severe migraine symptoms which sent him to the hospital where he tested positive for Covid-19. His symptoms, including extremely high blood pressure, led the medical staff at Research Hospital to sedate him for several days to drain fluid that had accumulated around his brain. Upon coming out of sedation, it was that determined that Ryan is suffering from a loss of vision and other neurological symptoms.
Fortunately, with a little help from some friends, Robin was able to get Ryan admitted to the world-class Madonna Rehab Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Robin is now splitting her weeks between working a full-time job, raising three children, and traveling to Lincoln to personally oversee Ryan's care and recovery. She is supported by Ryan's and Robin's families and their community, but the long-term prognosis is still uncertain and the Hopkins need our help to lift them up so that Ryan can rehabilitate and come home to his family.
Please know that your thoughts and prayers are all the Hopkins need and there will be many opportunities to assist in the coming weeks as Ryan returns home.. For those able to contribute immediately, there are opportunities available via the Ways to Help section of CaringBridge to assist with meals and home services. Specifically, we would like to start by providing two meals a week on Mondays and Thursday starting on October 29.
We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. We will use Journal entries to provide as much information as possible on Ryan's condition and the road to recovery.