We all know that saying, 2 steps forward, one step back…the last 2 weeks Bryan had, according to Dr. Manley, 3 steps forward, but this past weekend was two steps back. After him being very sleepy, unresponsive and having a slightly elevated fever his doctors ran some tests. His CT scans came back looking ok, his ventricles were only a little larger with the lumbar drain being clamped but it was obvious that he would probably need a shunt.
A spinal fluid test came back positive for an infection, he has a Urinary Tract Infection and staph. Over the weekend his temperature got to an all time high of 39.9, which in Fahrenheit is about 104. They quickly started him on antibiotics and put an ice vest on him to cool him down. His temperature fluctuated all weekend and as of today his temp was 38.4, which is still about 101. They can’t put the shunt in until the infections are gone. Tyler and Tabitha visited today. He gave them kisses, and when asked if he remembers them, he deliberately closed his eyes. We know Bryan is strong, so we hope this passes soon.
In light of the fan violence that occurred at Candlestick park for a pre-season 49’er/Raider game, we felt the need to address it. We have felt, since March 31st, that this tragedy did not happen to Bryan for nothing. We had hoped it would teach people that violence, specifically at sporting events, is unnecessary and wrong. Nobody should feel afraid to root for their team, or bring their families to games. When someone is injured, they are not the only victims. Their families, loved ones and worst of all, their children are victims as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Saturday night’s game and their families.
Where is The Love is a song about all the violence we face in the world today. We felt it was perfect for this update.