August 3, 2009

At 11:30 pm last night, the surgeon decided that Bill needed to once again go into the OR because his condition was not improving. His abdominal cavity was flushed to remove any remaining contamination that may have been contributing to his decline.

He made it through the surgery, but it did not help improve his situation. He underwent a dialysis procedure this morning because his kidneys have shut down. The dialysis did not go as well as expected due to his blood pressure dropping. He also experienced issues with his heart most likely due to a high potassium level. His liver is also declining.

We met with the doctor in charge this morning who informed us that things are bad. It was decided to give the family 24 hours to reconcile with letting Bill go.


  1. Dearest Dawn, Jimmy, Nancy, and Kerry, and family,
    Our hearts are with you from Charlottesville. All our love, Christine and Melon

  2. Dawn, Howie, Maureen and families,
    Bill and I are so saddened by this news. We love that man so much and he was so special to us. Please call on us for anything. Dawn, Bill will always be there to help you. Mr. B was there for Bill during his dad's illness and passing and will never forget that. We are just besides ourselves right now to hear this news. He is very special and johnny on the spot to help anyone.
    Love to you all.
    Bill and Mary Jo

  3. Dawn and Family,

    We are heartbroken with this latest news ... our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time

    Bill and Lisa

  4. Our hearts are so heavy with this latest news about Bill. When I spoke to you this morning
    Nancy, I felt so badly, that I was intruding on your time with your Dad. We continue to have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love the O'Dea's

  5. Dear Dawn, Nancy, Kerry, Jimmy and family,

    Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. It is shocking how life can change in a matter of minutes. Life is so precious.

    Bill would be so proud of his family for sticking together and being strong for each other. It is a long road and you will need each other.

    Ugo and I are here for anything that you need.

  6. Nancy, Chris and I are so very sorry to just recently hear of the news of your father's accident and subsiquent critical condition. Please know he and your mom and whole family are in our prayers. May God bless you all.

    Becky & Chris Hood

  7. Our hearts and prayers are with you. May God bless and give stregth to you all.
    Love Keith and Amy Simons

  8. Kerry and Doris CamperAugust 3, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Dawn, Jerry called me this afternoon, while I was on the road traveling and was reading me the web-site news. I am so very sorry to hear of Bill's condition today. Please keep this site posted. I can be there in 10 hours, and will be when need be. Kerry Camper

  9. To the Ryan Family, We are saddened and our hearts lay heavy with this latest news. We are so very sorry and feel your pain. We will keep Bill and the whole Ryan Family in our daily thoughts and prayers.......

    Darren & Susie Zombro

  10. Dearest Dawn, Nancy, Kerry, Jimmy and family

    We are so sad things have gone backwards when for a few days they seemed to be moving in the right direction.

    May God enlight your path so you can make the best decision. Our hearts are broken but full of love for both You and the Big Guy!

    Paulo, Claudia, Joao and Miguel
    (Hogs #2, #3 and #4)

  11. There are only a few people in the world that manages, just because they exist, and they are the way they are, to change people's lives. I lived with the Ryan`s for my exchange year in the States, many years ago and it changed my life. I care and love Bill as I would my own father, and I can't express how hopeless I feel right now...from Spain, Paulo, Claudia Joao and Miguel are thinking about you all.

  12. Dear Dawn & Family
    Just heard the news from my brother bill, I thought for sure he was doing well. Our prayers are with you, your family & Bill. We all have the utmost regard for him.

    Liz & Joe Klezovich

  13. Kerry,
    If you or your family need anything please call me. You are a big part of my family and we will always be there for you
    Cheryl Super

  14. Dear Dawn and Family,

    We're extremely sad to hear the recent news. Our hopes and prayers are with you all.

    Karen & Bruce

  15. Dawn, Jimmy, Nancy & Kerry...I was upset to hear the news about Bill. I have been keeping track of his condition thru your posts. Our families have known each other for years and your dad and I have become friends again through OPH. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Laurie Richter-Gittings

  16. Dawn, Nancy, Jim, Kerry and all the family,our thougts and prayers are with you, bob & irene

  17. Dawn, and family....Very saddened by this newest new's of Bill, we pray, and ask for his touch , graced upon Bill's brow , and get him thru this. Dawn if there's anything please , please let us know...Cilla & Tony

  18. To all the Ryans - I am so sad to hear the latest news of Bill. I am holding he and you all in my prayers.
    Linda Fabian

  19. My heart is heavy with sadness. Your family has been a huge influence on my family. Your dad was an amazing man who had a cunning smile and rough hands. He will forever hold a place in my heart. If you guys need anything at all, please do not hesitate to call. I love you all so dearly.

  20. We are thinking of all of you during this difficult time. You all are in our prayers. Brian & Jenn Williams.

  21. Karl and I have you all in our thoughts and prayers. We were very sad to hear the update today from Idella. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Karl and Teresa Kregling

  22. Our thoughts and prayers are with you every step of the way.
    In God's love,
    The Franzens

  23. To all the family...We are so deeply saddened by the latest news.Bill has always been a good neighbor,a great friend,and a wonderful husband, father,grandfather and now,greatgrandfather.
    Bill and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Much love to all of you,"Red" and Margaret

  24. Dawn,
    Sam and I are heartbroken about our "Grampa Ryan"...our thoughts and prayers are constant...and our love, with you. Please tell him that we love him so dearly...
    Deb, Sam, Alden, Caden, Noah, and Eve

  25. Bill, Susie and family. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Our love, Ted & Marilyn

  26. Dawn, I am deeply sadened by the latest news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dave Ryan

  27. We are In deepest prayer with our trust in God, and we appreciate this format to express our feelings and hear those of others.
    Love and support to all of Bill's wonderful family and friends,
    Jack and Ann Franzen

  28. We are so sorry to hear about the lose of your father. our prayers will be with all of you through this. Lisa & Bob DiNocco

  29. Dawn and Family.
    We are deeply sorry at the latest turn of events. All of you are constantly in our prayers.
    Kathy and Martin Fudali