9 Dec

It has been a busy week.  Spending most of my time split between the hospital and spending time with my beautiful daughter.  She has been holding up amazingly.  She loves having most of the day with her grandpa and playing with the puppies and new toys.  She’s also discovered the fun of Nick Jr and Playhouse Disney.  WAY too much fun.  Grandpa has discovered the fun of these shows too.  😉

Ryan has been doing amazing.  He’s made incredible strides every day.  He’s gone from not being able to feel anything on his right side to being able to have pain stimuli throughout the whole side and basic feeling through almost every part of his right side.  Most of the time, he’s in a great mood, positive and upbeat.  Willing to do almost anything to keep going.  He’ll work himself until he just can’t anymore.  The prognosis is so much better than it was when we first spoke with the doctor last week.

They went in through the arteries yesterday and discovered that both of his corrotted arteries are completely blocked now.  Somehow, the blood is still getting up to the brain.  Enough to keep him going now.  We are going to be using the status before his procedure yesterday to see if he keeps improving or starts declining, to make sure he’s still getting enough blood as he becomes more active.

Everyone’s thoughts and prayers are so welcomed.  I can feel everyone’s love and support…it is keeping me going.  Every comment.  Facebook message.  Twitter @reply.  It all feels like a hug.  A big hug when I read it.  Even though I am not able to reply to everything, I am reading it.  And loving it all.  Thank you.

I know people have asked about how they can help.  Thoughts and prayers are always appreciated.  If you want to help out in a financial way, we have set up a donation account at Wells Fargo under the name of Katherine and Ryan Campbell.  You should be able to go to any Wells Fargo and request the donations to be sent.  Please do not think of this as a beg for money.  Yes, financials are going to be tight but they are tight for everyone right now.  But I know that there have been people asking, which is why we have set this up.

Thank you everyone for your love and support.  Our community and friends are the absolute BEST.

We love you all and are so blessed!

14 Responses to “Update”

  1. Kathleen December 9, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    Praying for healing for Ryan, courage and strength for you, and peace for a little one who doesn’t fully understand what’s going on!

  2. Jamie December 9, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    What great news that he is improving! Prayers are still coming your way!

  3. Heather December 9, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    So glad for the update and to hear that Ryan is improving! Continuing to send prayers and love your way, my sweet friend!

  4. Shari December 9, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    Thanks so much for the update. Sounds like things are going decent at this point. Prayers are being sent you way!!

  5. Deanna December 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    So glad you are able to keep us updated. My girls and I pray for you guys every night. As a former physical therapist, tell Ryan to keep up the good work!

  6. Brandy December 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

    You don’t know me and I haven’t been reading for long but I wanted you to know that I’m praying for your husband and your family. My best thoughts are with you.

  7. JenniferB December 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    So glad you were able to post and let us all know how you and Ryan are doing. Been watching your blog like a hawk for any word to appear. You have definitely been in my thoughts. I am glad you feel the hugs we are all sending, because it feels so powerless to be thousands of miles away and not able to offer anything but words in the way of support. If you need anything, just holler. We’ve got your back!!!

  8. a December 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Glad to hear there has been improvement. I hope Ryan will continue to make great strides – it sounds like he’s getting excellent care. Praying for you all…

  9. Amber Brown December 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    You know we are still praying, sweetie. God is good! If anyone sees this that knows – if we send mail to Kat’s previous address will it forward? I am hoping so… Love you!

  10. katelin December 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    so glad he’s doing better and your daughter is holding up okay. keeping you in my prayers lady 🙂

  11. alice December 11, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    oh.my.word. i had no idea. i’ve been out of touch lately and am just now checking in. praying for you and your precious husband. i’m glad to hear it sounds like he is making some strides in a positive direction. please know you are cared for and being loved on and prayed for here in Florida. our God is a big God and He cares for Ryan even more than you do. blessings and healing coming your way. alice

  12. Jenn December 12, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    I just got caught up with you and I am so sorry to hear about your husband! I am glad that he is doing better now. You all are definitely in my thoughts. xoxo

  13. sam December 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    Sending healing thoughts your way.


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