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!