Went to see the grandson today. Right after I got there, the Infectious Disease Doctor and Physical Therapy showed up. Things were a good bit better today.

When I got there, he was writhing in pain and crying. I saw that he was flat on his back, so we raised the head of the bed. The crying stopped. I played with him for awhile (piggies, fart jokes, silly child games that 6 year olds find funny). He made the first sounds other than crying that anyone has heard from him in 9 days. He laughed. It was the greatest sound in the world.

Then the ID doctor showed up with physical therapy. They got him out of bed, and he took his first steps in 8 days. They were awkward, assisted by the PT people, but they were steps. 4 of them. He needs a little help holding up his own head, he barely moves his arms, and it will be weeks or even months before he walks again without assistance, but it is progress.

It doesn’t look like he will have permanent, full paralysis. He may or may not have permanent weakness, but only time will tell. For a child who was on his deathbed seven days days ago, this is nothing short of a miracle.

The culprit, according to the ID doctor? An infection by enterovirus that somehow infected his brain and caused massive amounts of swelling. In other words, viral meningitis.

He is still in the ICU, and we continue to wait and watch.

Categories: My Grandson


Jimbo · October 23, 2022 at 11:11 pm

Thanks for letting us know. You and your grandson have been on my mind. This is great news.

Steve · October 23, 2022 at 11:16 pm

Thanks for the update.

Meningitis. If only someone had thought to suggest that possibility to them .

    Divemedic · October 24, 2022 at 5:57 am

    To be fair, they did test for that. The initial MRI showed no brain swelling, but nothing else made sense. A repeat MRI finally came back and showed meningeal swelling. A repeat test for meningitis was negative. It’s been very odd.
    It DOES feel good in a way to have been correct all along.

Charles Curtis · October 23, 2022 at 11:41 pm

Hey Ocho, I’ve been including you, your daughter, your grandson, your whole family in my prayers these past few days. Can you give us your grandson’s first name, or a good nickname, so we can pray for him by name?

    Divemedic · October 24, 2022 at 5:55 am

    His name is Ryan

Troy · October 24, 2022 at 1:50 am

Praise the Lord, pumped to hear it!

Michael · October 24, 2022 at 2:42 am

Still praying for Ryan.

We need fighters like him.

Karl Ushanka · October 24, 2022 at 4:36 am

I can’t even imagine.
I’m glad to hear things are getting better.
Way to be there for him.

Ratus · October 24, 2022 at 5:22 am

Continued prayers and hope for a quick recovery.

E M Johnson · October 24, 2022 at 7:52 am

wife and I talked about praying for people we don’t know. She was surprised when I told her I was praying for your grandson. I’m not really that kinda guy but I understood how you must have felt when I read your original update. I am glad there is hope

Matthew W · October 24, 2022 at 8:41 am

WOW !!!
Great turnaround on the young’n !!!
Where did that viral infection come from?
No one else has been afflicted?

FYI had to turn the VPN off to post reply

Rob · October 24, 2022 at 9:06 am

Thank you Jesus, for your healing touch.

-rightwingterrorist · October 24, 2022 at 9:40 am

Great news!
One of my daughters had viral meningitis while I was working on the road and she was out of state.
She turned out just fine.
Children are amazingly resilient.
I’m sure that your grandson will come through this without a proverbial scratch.

Anonymous · October 24, 2022 at 9:44 am

Thank you Lord, for answering prayers.

Very happy to hear this news and that Ryan is doing better!

Echo Hotel · October 24, 2022 at 11:32 am

More good news! Come on, Ryan, KEEP FIGHTING!

BobF · October 24, 2022 at 12:29 pm

Painful to read of Ryan’s pain and current disabilities, but wonderful to read of progress. Thank you for keeping us in the loop. I know it takes time.

Elrod · October 24, 2022 at 3:12 pm

Very glad Ryan is starting to recover and making some progress. Hope and prayers for a complete recovery will continue.

One occasionally hears about people contracting viral meningitis, but it’s usually nameless and faceless “someones” in a news report. Quite scary when it happens to a member of the Tribe.

I’m wondering if there will be any success in discovering the possible, or probable, origin. I would think the “public health” folks would be involved.

Tim J Smith · October 24, 2022 at 9:28 pm

Had encephalitis when I was ten…. The fever casued some very trippy hallucinations. Here I sit 48 years later. Thank God for Ryan’s progress.

Curtis · October 24, 2022 at 9:33 pm

Just saw this.
Yeah, more prayers from one you don’t know. I really hope that things continue to improve. God Bless.

ScottTN · October 25, 2022 at 9:50 am

Great news to start my day off! We’ll keep praying for speedy and complete recovery!

Outlier · October 25, 2022 at 10:18 am

Have you heard of the Praying Medic? He’s got a channel on Rumble. Here’s a link to a video about how you can pray to heal others.

ht tps://rumble.com/vqlwo6-everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-healing-and-miracles.html

P.S. Here’s a link to his testimony.
ht tps://prayingmedic.com/2013/03/25/meeting-jesus-2/

P.P.S. Here’s a link on how to heal emotional trauma.
ht tps://rumble.com/vxa06u-supernatural-saturday-emotional-helaing.html

Big Ruckus D · October 25, 2022 at 8:39 pm

I’m late to posting this due to limited online activity the last couple of days, but it is very good to hear there has been such remarkable improvement in such short order.

BraulerBob · October 25, 2022 at 9:53 pm

I’m just catching up with my online reading (I’ve been too busy) and your blog was the first I went to to check up on how Ryan is doing.
I am not a very religious or prayerful man, but I have been praying for Ryan and your family every day. I am overjoyed to hear he is doing so much better. Please keep updating us on his progress.
It gives me hope to hear some good news.

CJ · October 26, 2022 at 9:59 pm

Thankful to hear he is improving. Have been praying. To be honest, when I wasn’t able to see the blog the other day, I feared maybe the worst had happened and you’d decided to end the blog for a while. Glad the lad was able to laugh for you, that had to bring a tear or two to you.

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