- Name: Ryan
- Location: Athens, Ga, United States
Our son Ryan was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2004. In 2007, my wife Missy was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. On July 8th, 2009, Missy lost her battle to this horrible disease. 2 days later, on July 10th, Ryan also lost his. Together forever, they both watch over our family now from the heavens above.
Below is our families journey through Ryan's treatments, along with the joy and laughter we tried to instill into our daily lives. Those days helped us all cope with the pain and suffering that comes with cancer and it's deadly treatments. Both Missy and Ryan endured high doses of chemo, radiation and surgeries. Over 150 nights spent in the hospital and many, many more days. More transfusions than I could count. Yet both Missy and Ryan took on each day with a positive attitude and warm smile for all their friends. We miss them terribly. They will always be a shining light in our lives.
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Les and Ryan are on their way down to Scottish Rite already. He had a fever last night, and we broke the rules by not taking him straight to the ER. He was just so tired, and we know how long that wait in the ER can be. We gave him Tylenol and let him sleep. We know with his low white count, it could be anything, but we felt pretty safe it wasn't his port. It hasn't been accessed in about a month. Please keep up your prayers for a significant increase in his blood counts, particularly his platelets. I remember from transplant that fever eats platelets so we don't want anymore fever! We also don't want to have to do the aspirates/biopsies. It is a worrisome and painful procedure.
We had a few calls over the weekend of possible Dixie sitings, but nothing panned out. We haven't given up hope yet.
Les will be adding an update of their weekend hunting with some pictures. Just no time yesterday. You can see how pretty Heidi and her friends looked at Homecoming. They seemed to have a great time and even brought the party back to our house for a few hours.
Thanks for checking in with us and we will update when we have some news. Love, Les, Missy, Heidi, Will, and SuperRyan