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May 27, 2017
We are using this site to keep family and friends updated in one place. *** Please note, there may be an auto-posting below to "Help Ryker stay connected to family and friends" with a donation link. *** Ashley and Jordan are asking that there are *no donations made* but continued well wishes and support. Please note, any donations made WOULD NOT GO TO RYKER OR THE STAABS (but rather the web company). This helpful site is a great forum for Ashley and Jordan to share updates and receive words of love and encouragement. Feel free to forward via email to loved ones, but A & J have asked that it *NOT* be posted to social media (Facebook, etc)---only shared via email.
Ryker Edward Staab was born at 7:33PM on April 26th, 2017 weighing 6 lbs and 3 ounces, 19.5 inches long. The wonderful medical staff at Winchester Hospital quickly discovered that Ryker was having some complications with extra fluids. Ryker was transferred to Children's Hospital and was diagnosed with Esophogeal Atresia, a birth defect that results in a gap between the esophagus and stomach which affects 1 in every 4,000 newborns. Fortunately, Children's Hospital is one of the only programs in the country designed to treat this rare condition. Guided by the experts at Children's Hospital and with mom and dad by his side, Ryker underwent a 7 hour surgery on April 27th. The medical team marveled at Ryker's strength and reported the surgery was a success.
With early dedication and proper care, the majority of children with Esophageal atresia fully recover with no significant long term needs. Ryker will remain hospitalized at Children's while their team monitors recovery and nutrition.
Ashley is recovering well and was discharged 13 hours after delivery on April 27th in order to be by Jordan and Ryker's side. Ashley and Jordan will continue to share their love and time between Ryker and Sydney (plus fur baby Charlie!) and appreciate the help and support of friends and family.
Updates will be provided on this site to track Ryker's continued progress, strength, and recovery!