Please put this prayer request out. We need serious prayer right now.
Ryan's bleeding seemed to change last night - I wouldn't say that the production increased sharply, but the blood that was coming out of his bag was much darker than even earlier in the day yesterday. We were slightly alarmed, but then this morning his hemoglobin had dropped rather significantly. There is a team of doctors that was contacted (representing gastroenterology, interventional radiology, radiation, and surgery) that is trying to put a plan in place. The initial plan sounds like he might have this angiogram and they will go in to look for this "fault" and embolize it to try to stop the bleeding. This is a total 180 from what we had heard last week.
We are extremely confused and will soon be in a consult with the doctors. We are asking for wisdom, for God's clear direction, and if Ryan has to have a procedure tonight - PLEASE PRAY FOR SAFETY! We are extremely concerned. We will, of course, update this blog as soon as we know anything more. It may be short, but I'll keep my phone on me to be able to send out information as we gather it.
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.