Mom has been staying at the hospital the entire visit. The kids will ask occasionally if grandma is going to come home. Emma said she is just concerned about the amount of sleep grandma is getting. If you have been trying to call her on her cell, there are no cell phones allowed in Michelle's room. Just an FYI as to why you haven't heard back from her.
I'm copying and pasting an email from my younger sister about an update on Ryan . . . it's information she was given by Jan, Ryan's mom.
"I just got of the phone with Jan...most current update as of 12/1 about 2:15 - just cause things do change. He first was going to have the jaw surgery but that has changed. He has a surgical team assigned to him and the head doctor is named Wagner. Tim's (Ryan's dad) brother Jim and wife Janet were able to talk with Dr. Wagner at the hospital today. They are planning the pelvic and hip surgery for sometime this Sat. They are hoping to do the hand surgery at the same time because it is the same guy that will do the pelvic and hip surgery and it should only add 15 to 20 min to do the hand surgery. Eye Dr. came in today and Ryan's right eye is 20/20 but left eye is 20/70. That may improve as swelling goes down and may get worse after the facial surgeries. The dr. said if it gets worse he can get glasses. They have been waiting on surgeries as they need the swelling to go down. Every day Jan thinks he looks better. Right now Ryan can't move and he lies flat on his back. He does have a few vertebrae that are fractured in his neck. Jan thinks things are coming together quickly as far as his first surgeries and all the help and support from people. Nurses at Ryan's hospital are amazed at how stable he is for all the things that are wrong with him (praise the Lord!). Tim and Jan are amazed at Ryan and Michelle's friends/family and how quickly everyone is helping out.
Things to pray for Ryan for...
1. no infection
2. no bed sores3. no pneumonia
Now, on to our visit with Ryan. It was SO GOOD TO SEE HIM!! To be totally honest, I was a bit nervous to go because people had told me he doesn't look like Ryan and his face was pretty messed up. maybe those people didn't know what Ryan looked like because I thought he looked GREAT! Now, great as in compared to what I was expecting. And I was told a lot of swelling had gone down, so that helped. From what I could tell it was only teeth on his left side that have been knocked out. I do not know if they will have to take out the rest in order to fix his jaw. He did not sound like himself because of the missing teeth. He has 2 black eyes and his left arm/hand is totally swollen (that is the one that is broken). He had just awakened from a nap. He told us he can go about 45 minutes then gets tired again. He was in good spirits and was joking around with us. I had taken a picture of Michelle at the hospital holding some flowers he had sent her (I don't know who arranged that, but it was great) and he really liked seeing her. I did ask him, "Did you know you sent her flowers?" and he replied a bit insulted, "Of course I know I sent her flowers." Said, "She looks great." Then I showed him a video I had taken that morning of Aidan. I couldn't even believe how big of a smile that got out of him. He kept telling us over and over that he was thankful for what a blessing we've been. I don't know if he, or Michelle for that matter, realize they couldn't have kept us away had they asked! I read him some of his e-cards, we hung up some pictures of his family and had a chance to pray with/for him. It was encouraging. I really wish he was closer so we could make more visits. Maybe we can get down there one more time before we leave.
We did talk about the accident for a little bit. He asked how far from home were they and we told him 15 miles from Coleman. He didn't know what hit him so we said a lady driving a Silverado truck. He only said, "I just hope she's okay." I couldn't believe it! But that's Ryan for you. Tim and Jan raised a good man. I also asked if he would want me to record a small video message for me to take back to Michelle. He did and it was adorable, he started off by saying, "Hey there pretty lady."