Missing my Ry Guy!
by Lillie H
I lost my 26 year old Son Ryan November 25, 2013 to a blood clot to the lung. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on October 4, 2013 and started aggressive chemo treatment October 7. So many things happened but he never complained did everything that was asked of him. He was such a great Son, Brother and Friend! He had so many plans and his Dad and I couldn't of been prouder of the Man he had become! On November 18th we rushed him to the ER where his Doctor found a blood clot in his brain! He had emergency surgery which took over 3 hours but he made it through and we thought the worse was over! The next day they did a Ultra Sound on his legs and found more clots so they took him back into surgery and put in a IVC Filter. They hoped this would catch any clots that may travel up his legs! He did so good the next few days he was so courageous and brave never complained and never gave up! By November 22 they thought about continuing his chemo treatment which was going to be even more aggressive but the Neuro Team wanted to give him time to heal! This meant going without his Lovenox which is a blood thinner! On Monday November 25 we were told he would start his chemo push they called it! He was scared but he knew he had to have it. He did not rest well that day and his leg pained him terribly but he did his walking and therapy with only Tylenol for pain. Finally after lunch his Doctor came in and said that he would be released to go home to rest and enjoy his Thanksgiving! He was so excited he texted all his Family and Friends but most of all his Brother with all kinds of plans for the week! But things started going bad the Nurse misplaced his new prescriptions and it took him 2 hours more to get them reprinted! We were in the city and by the time we left it was rush hour traffic with road construction so this meant a 2 hour drive home! We got home got him out of the car and he collapsed he never passed out but started having trouble breathing! I called 911 he was alert and talking when he got in the ambulance but half way to the hospital I seen him go! They tried all they could but I lost him before I could say good-bye! I screamed and prayed the whole time in the ambulance but God still took him from me! Our lives will never be the same without him. He touched so many peoples lives and is truly missed! I cry everyday and night and I can't imagine how I will make it through the year let alone the rest of my life without him! Miss you my Ry Guy! 💔 Broken Hearted Mom