Thursday, September 29, 2005

A Recent Update on Rylee

Last night RyLee had a tracheotomy put in so the respirator could be removed. According to the head of neurology, RyLee is progressing more than expected. The doctor is “cautiously optimistic.” RyLee does have “dead spots” in her brain, but other spots are learning to compensate. The best result of this is that she is moving her right arm. Her tongue is still swollen, so language will be difficult even if she can form words correctly, which remains to be seen. As for language comprehension, she seems to understand some things (randomly) and not others. Nathan said, “Even with RyLee this way, I’d still rather be married to her than to be single.” Concerning Nathan, he is having his knee examined today (he injured it on Labor Day and hasn’t run since then). The car he was driving (RyLee’s) has broken down, so he had to repair and register his other car (the one that had been towed). As a result, he has had $600 worth of unexpected car expenses this month. He greatly appreciates the donations that have come into the Benevolence Fund at church for him. He is on an hourly wage and can leave early when he finishes his work. He’s been doing this so he can spend more time at the hospital. Of course this means less income, so he does have some financial needs now. Many of you have asked how you can help, and we still affirm that your prayers are what we need most, but Nathan also asked if people could reach out to RyLee’s parents. They are believers but do not fellowship with a church body.

Thank you, everyone, who has been faithfully praying for Rylee's recovery. Our God is a mighty God for whom nothing is impossible!

9 comments:

HeyJules said...

She's on her way, isn't she? I've got to get that prayer journal in case she's the first on I can put a date on!

Bonnie said...

I'll be praying for her. God Bless You.

Gayla said...

Slowly but surely. God is working.

Corry said...
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Corry said...

Claire, I started a prayer list on my blog.

Rylee is in our prayers.

God's Grace.

Anonymous said...

GOD is truly great, phyical wholeness, health and healing are a promise in GOD's word and GOD is faithful in every situation! Our prayers are with you!!

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Pilot Mom said...

Thank you to each one of you for praying for Rylee. Her skull remains frozen and her head protected. I don't know how long she will be without the top of her skull. At least until the swelling goes down?