60 hours in

Started the morning off with Ryman having 4ml of formula (I’m guessing an hour) and the dialysis working at 40%. We are ending the day with her taking 10 ml of formula and completely off the dialysis. This seems like great progress. We are hoping and praying that everything goes well over night and that we can stop the ecmo tomorrow at some point. All of this could change very fast with 1 bad lab which are being run every 2 hours. She’s fighting through the meds and keeps trying to open her eyes every time she hears our voices which gives us great hope.

GREAT news just in is her 6pm labs for ammonia levels are at 29. This is great since dialysis was stopped at 3pm. Boom!

We have no doubt that family, friends, have spread the story of Ryman’s challenge and have COVERED her with prayers. I honestly don’t feel like I can stress how much we have felt God’s hand holding hers. We have been absolutely blown away with the love that people have poured out and continue. Your emails, text, phone calls, meal, and pop in visits are amazing. You are keeping our cups full in a desert.

My good friend Ashley Warren sent me this on Friday. “God made and equipped you specifically to be Ryman’s parents. She’s so blessed to have you guys already”. Please go hug and kiss your kids right now and thank God that he gave them to you.

-Jeremy, Brandy, & Ryman

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27 thoughts on “60 hours in

  1. Ashley Warren is a wise girl!! SO true…. it’s not an accident that Ryman is HERE and that YOU are her parents!! I bawl everytime I read these posts…. so full of love for that little girl and I haven’t even met her yet!! Love and Hugs to you all!!

  2. Love you guys! I know seeing your angel hooked to all those machines is a terrifying thing, but babies are so resilient. Vanderbilt was where Rayden’s life was saved and Ryman’s will be too. All of you are in my thoughts and she WILL come home with you guys and live a fruitful and happy life. She is lucky to have you two as parents. much love….

  3. Jay, I love you man. I know it’s been a long time but if you ever need to just talk, scream, vent or anything at all I’m here. Give Brandy and your sweet girl my love and we will continue to pray for you all.

  4. Jeremy, I feel like I know you pretty well :), but hearing your heart through your writing makes me all the more thankful you are my friend and I see God through you. Ryman’s color looks so much better! She is so beautiful and she inspires me. She is an extrodinary human who is already making a difference in so many people’s lives and their faith. Love you three!

  5. Praise God!!!! I have been praying so hard for your little Ryman!!! I know God is indeed holding her hand and wrapping his arms around the both of you! We will continue to pray!! Your journey of faith inspires me! Love you guys!!

  6. Hey Ryman, this is a friend of your Daddy and Mommy talking. My name is Reese and I want to welcome you to the world. You’re a blessing to everyone who knows you and your existence validates our collective sense of cherished innocence. Don’t let all of this tubing and these monitors scare you baby girl, you’re going to be just fine. You’re only a few days old and this is a brand new and exciting experience for you. You’ll find that anytime you journey into a new environment that there will be a period of adjustment where you have to learn how to adapt. That’s all this is, you learning how to live and learning is something you’ll do everyday of your life from learning how to walk to learning how to potty to kindergarten to driving a car and so on. As a daddy myself, I understand how scary this experience is for your parents, yet one thing that lends me solace is that even though you are tiny and new, you are already amazingly resilient as well as tough as nails. Your little spark is a wonder to behold, it burns bright like the sun, and is a reminder of what most people call a miracle. You are a special little lady and because of that the whole world is on your side showering you with genuine affection, eagerly anticipating updates, and praying for your speedy recovery and eventual flourishing. I know it’s hard right now Ryman but you have got to be patient here. You’ll be fine. I have to tell my daughter Claudia to be patient quite a bit these days, but that’s okay since some of the other things I tell her are to never give up, to always fight for what’s right, and to mind your Mommy and Daddy! Get well soon baby Ryman. Much love, Reese Chism

    Hang in there Jeremy and Brandy. Much love to you too. R.C.

  7. Sweet baby Ryman, you are a precious gift from God and he has his hand upon you and your family. You come from a long line of fighters and faith believers. I’ve known your mother since she and Sarah were born. We are all praying and believing for a healing.

  8. This is no doubt the act of The Lord letting us witness his power of healing right before our very eyes!! My heart is over come with happiness and my eyes are over come with tears! I pray that she has come thru her valley and making her way to the top of the mountain!! I have so many ppl asking me about her n asking how u all r doing and that u all r n their prayers or their church has u all in their prayer list! I pray God continues his healing on Ryman and allows some peace n comfort to u all! So much love sent ur way!! Love y’all!!

    Leslie,Zan, and Gabby

  9. I am so happy to hear of the amazing progress that little Ryman has made. She is in our thoughts and prayers every minute of everyday.

  10. I told E to tell you guys that Z and I are praying for you, but it can’t hurt to tell you twice! Prayers for your sweet baby girl and you and Brandy. Please let us know if you need anything more.

    Love
    Zac & Fifi

  11. Praise God! The Lord is being so faithful!! She is BEAUTIFUL and you guys are amazing parents! Covering you in Prayer!

  12. MY DEAR FAMILY , I HAVE SHARED THIS WITH ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND CHURCH FAMILY AS WELL. ALL ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND THE SWEET ,TINY BABY. PLEASE FATHER GOD LOVE ON MY FAMILY AND ALLOW THEM THE PEACE OF KNOWING YOU HAVE ALL THEM IN YOU HANDS AND ARE HEALING THIS BABY ANGLE AS WE ALL SPEAK , I PRAY A FULL COMPLETE HEALING AND PROTECTION OVER THIS WHOLE FAMILY AND I PRAY ALL THESE THING IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT ,AMEN…..LOVE YOU ALL

  13. Thank God! We’ve been praying for your family and it’s such a wonderful answer to everyone’s prayers to find out this sweet baby girl is healing. She is blessed to have you as parents- you guys have started the wildest ride you’ll ever love!

  14. You may not realize that your sweet Ryman is already her own type of “celebrity” as her name is all over facebook, being passed Christian to Christian, parent to parent, caring stranger to caring stranger. We are all praying for Ryman, Jeremy, and Brandy. Please know that you are not facing this alone. Many, many, MANY people are facing this with you.

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