Hi everyone! Since the last update, Bryan went back in the hospital for a third time. The staff was concerned about the swelling and color of his leg so he was taken to the ER. It was explained to us that, because of how damaged his veins are, it will take months for the blood clots to dissolve, and he was released after about a week. As usual, if it’s not one thing, it’s another. While in the hospital it was discovered that Bry had a bladder infection. Bryan is in need of further surgeries for the extra bone growth, but the idea is very scary, since he will need to be taken off the blood thinners a day or so before the surgery. It’s obvious that Bry needs to be on blood thinners at all times, so the doctors need to really be careful. However, any surgeries have been indefinitely postponed.
As mentioned before, his hospitalizations caused huge set-backs for him, both physically and mentally. He gets confused easier and needs even more assistance than before. His therapies are limited due to pain but he has been able to do pool therapy in the heated pool, which he seems to like.
It’s easy for us to get down about what happened to Bry and what he continues to go through. With that being said, we have talked to, met or read about other people who suffered from a TBI and we realize just how much worse it could be. There is so much still unknown about TBIs, especially the recovery process. Without physical, speech and cognitive therapies, there is no progression! Something has got to change. We aren’t sure how to do it, but know we want to help or make a difference any way we can.
One way we are trying to help is with the annual Walk for Brain Injury on April 20, 2013. Last year we exceeded our goal, but this year, due to Bryan’s medical emergencies, we have been unable to really establish a team, or to focus on raising money. We have included the link to our team page “Get Stow-ked” as well as the Biacal website to get further information on this cause.
We thank you all for your continued support, love and prayers for Bryan!!