Friday, October 09, 2009


Meet Ryan

Our Grandson, Ryan was born with total intestinal Hirschsprung's Disease. Monday he underwent a very serious surgery which is not new to this little fighter. He has had many. Then yesterday, due to complications he went through another surgery before which all the worse case scenarios were given. Ken and I just put a sign on the office door and left. We arrived in Austin minutes before Ryan returned to his ICU room and we were there to see him. Considering all, yesterday's surgery was encouraging. However, the next step for Ryan is transplant evaluation as soon as he is able to make the trip to Pittsburgh, PA.
If you are interested in reading Ryan's Story I'm offering this link. You can navigate to the journal entries to read updates from his Mom. Please absolutely do feel free to leave a message for Ryan, Kevin and Kristi. We would all love that.
Meet Timothy

Wednesday evening, Timothy was admitted to Scott and White in Temple.
He had been sick for three weeks or more with flu and stomach virus symptoms.
He wasn't getting any better and continued to run high fever. Test for everything you can imagine were all negative. Except a Monday evening X-ray showed a spot on one lung which radiologist was "not comfortable" calling pneumonia. However, another strong med was prescribed. By Wednesday, when he still was not better, he was admitted.
On our way back from Austin, we stopped in to see Tim and could see for ourselves that he was much improved. Melissa just let me know that he is being discharged and doctors concluded that he indeed had "walking pneumonia" all boxed together with the flu and viruses and the new medication had resolved it and chest X-rays are good.

I am happy for a rainy weekend and will most likely escape into a little ART at some point.
Expect recovery,


  1. Hi, Sharon. I've been following your blog for some time--I simply love your art and your writing--but have never commented before. I just wanted to say that Ryan is in my thoughts and prayers. Best wishes to Timothy too. I wish your family all the best, always.
    Sherry Pollack

  2. Sharon,
    I check in on your blog from time to time- it is delightful and engaging. Just wanted to tell you - keeping Ryan in my thoughts and prayers.Mary

  3. Sharon, My heart, my prayers, and the very best of thoughts go out to you and your family.
    To have 2 grandbabies in the hospital at once much surely test the faith of the strongest.
    Ryan is surely a fighter and will need to continue to be so all wishes go out for an immediate and successful transplant.

  4. I'm praying for Ryan and Timothy.

  5. I'll be keeping Ryan in my prayers. And Timothy as well.


  6. I have been feeling very tearful this evening for various reasons - but nothing to what I feel now reading your post. I know what you must all in the family be going through and will be thinking of you in wakeful moments throughout the night, and in the days ahead. All my love, Ann from UK

  7. Sharon the boys are in my prayers. God please be merciful.

    Renee xoxo

  8. Hello I know I have never commented before on your blog, to shy lol but I had to say that my prayers are with your family and Ryan and Tim, good luck with everything and take care. Belinda

  9. Hi Sharon, lots of prayers for Ryan and Timothy too...also for yiu and entire family..stay strong...

  10. ms sharon
    best wishes and speediest recoveries to the boys!
    i need to read up on the disease you mentioned for ryan
    it sounds very involved
    my thoughts and prayers he continues to progress firmly along


  11. Sharon,

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. He is a handsome boy!

    We went through some scary stuff too with my baby son who had flu like symptoms that would not go away. They thought he had cancer. My heart goes out to you and your family. This will just make the bonds of your family stronger.

    You can read my post about it if you would like, it helps to have supportive people who know what it is like to go through this type of life trial. Be strong he needs you to be.

  12. Hi, Sharon,
    I am keeping Ryan in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Hi Sharon, so hard when our children and grandchildren are hurting. Keeping them and you in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. sharon, i just "visited" your ryan...what a trooper. my prayers are with him and your family, sweet friend.

  15. Sharon, Ryan and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers...really, wishing you all the best. I know your art helps get you it does so many of us.
    take care. pat

  16. Sharon...I am also sending prayers to the boys.
    I am not familar with Ryan's disease but I hope he gets the transplant. I was lucky and didn't have to wait for a donar. How are you holding up? Use your art to get yourself through this.
    xo suze

  17. My thoughts are with your grandsons, wishing them well.

  18. My thoughts are with you and the boys this morning. This must be so hard for your family.

    Wishing you all the best.


  19. Sharon,
    Sending healing thoughts to Ryan, Tim and all of you.

  20. All my best prayers and best wishes go out to Ryan, Timothy, and their families. God bless them all -- and you, too.

  21. Oh dear.......sweet grandbaby birds are hospitalized??? I am thinking of you all and keeping strong and positive thoughts for everyone.
    xox Rella

  22. Oh, Sharon,
    Please let Ryan and his family know that I am praying for his recovery to go smooth. I am so sorry he had to endure this.
    Keep positive and know someone is in Control.
    Hugs, Darlene xo

  23. hoping they have best thoughts to you and yours..


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