Help With Healing for Ryder

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 Ryder was attacked by 2 rottweilers the day after Thanksgiving 2015 and was severely injured! He has had a total of 40 some surgeries totalling over 70+ hours in the operating room! He will face years of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The damage on the left side of his face consisted of loss of muscle, nerve and tissue. He lost 75% of his lips as well as his bottom eyelid. He has had 2 failed grafts so we have switched his care to Duke who has a different plan for little man! Unfortunately there is no easy fix! Through the years he will face a bone graft for the missing jaw bone, a muscle graft to hopefully give facial function back to that side, and almost  complete dental reconstruction. He has 8 teeth left after the attack and ones they had to remove due to infections. I post to this page for all updates and pictures! Thank you everyone! So I have had a few people who didn't know the extent of Ryder's injuries. A lot think it was just his face but it was a lot more!   Obviously his face Jaw broken in 2 places Missing mandible Broken right arm Torn scrotum MULTIPLE lacerations Punctured right lung. Loss of permanent teeth due to the jaw break. If anyone would like to send Ryder anything directly the address is 104 Julio Ln Garner NC, 27529 ***This is his prayer page*** https://www.facebook.com/groups/1791595387734634/   
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Monday was HARD! I am going to best to open up to y'all how I am feeling Dr's gave us the next surgical plan and I'm going to do my best to explain that. Ryder has no muscle in the left side of his face/cheek. This means he has no facial function basically paralysis on that side. Another major issue we have his is mouth is so small and cannot open wide at all. Ryder can only fit a baby spoon in his mouth, that's about as big as his mouth opens. This is the main reason why he cannot have his trach out because his mouth cannot open wide enough to be intubated properly. SO, there is a muscle on the side of our head called the temporalis and they want to take this muscle and flip it down and use it and line the side of his cheek and kind of attach it to his jaw so he can open and close his jaw better and hopefully give him facial function and also fill in his cheek better. They are also hoping that they can use some of the nerves attached with this to start helping train his brain to be able to smile and do small movements like that. He also has so much scar tissue built up in the jaw that that will be making a special plastic mold to fit in his mouth to help prevent it from tightening back up. He has extra tissue in his mouth from the graft that has the hair on it, they are going to remove all that tissue. Doing that will also help open up his mouth some and hopefully help with some of the infection we have had. So this is a MAJOR surgery.

Now, with that being said this is a another surgery that is robbing Peter to pay Paul. Because the muscle they are taking will leave a crater type hole/deficit in his head, and will require a future head implant and that devistates me. Actually it devistates Chris and I. Monday night we just video chatted and cried. I know a lot of you are probably thinking well this is a step forward and another surgery to make his face better. But right now as his parents we are tired of seeing our child suffer. Can you imagine the pain of this muscle being cut? And not only that but it's going to kind of fix his face but now his head is going to look different! I cried so much Monday I didn't think I'd have any tears left.
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Ryder had a surgery today and we are getting there step by step! Thank you all for the continued prayers.
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Sweet Ryder had another big surgery! We now have the making of lips, a wider mouth, and foundation for a nose!! It's been a rough stay this time but he is still doing well! We will stay here in the hospital for a few days! Thank you everyone so much
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Lori Welbourne
36 months ago
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Oh my gosh, that poor little boy. My heart goes out to Ryder and the whole family. I hope he's able to make a full recovery.

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Michele Burns
35 months ago
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I am so, so sorry to learn of this. My heart goes out to the entire family. This sweet little guy has my prayers forever! I'll do what I can to help with the funding, as well. My prayer is that he is able to heal quickly and make a total recovery from this tragedy. My heart is with you all. ♥

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Susan Thayer Leannarda
36 months ago
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Sending positive thoughts and prayers!

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Sara Jo Moore
36 months ago
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Praying for you swee4ie! Sharing your go fund me. I hope this child heals well and recovers quickly

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Cliff Demczuk
36 months ago
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Continued prayers for little Ryder :)

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Stephanie Barnhill
36 months ago
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Hey Buddy! I've been thinking about you. You keep fighting -- kiddo. Ian and Charlotte miss you and they can't wait to see you again!

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Lisa Neri
36 months ago
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Prayers for this little boy .. Please heal well

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Kara Smith Wyckoff
36 months ago
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Praying for your family! God is with you, and loves this precious little boy. ❤️

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Tammy Kahabka Williams
36 months ago
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We are spreading the word! Prayers to Ryder, Mom and Dad. My heart goes out to you.

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Amber Burnett Beavers
36 months ago
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This breaks my heart. We went through this in August with my daughter. I know your pain hurts, but I know things will get better and he will heal. I will be praying for him!

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LaRonga Anderson-Pennini
36 months ago
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My son was attacked by German Shepards, I just want to send my love and prayers to your baby and to mom and dad I know how hard this is and what you are going thru.

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Simon Parsons
11 months ago

Wishing you an amazing Christmas, Ryder!

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Anne Beach
15 months ago

I am incredibly sorry for what your son and family have been through. I just wanted to tell you that I know an adult woman with very severe facial deformities from cancer. She is in a teaching position, and I have never seen anyone who even notices her face after meeting her and working with her. I also had a college student once in class with deformities, and the other students also accepted him fully. Hang in there and know there will be many in his life who will love his real self. I wish I could hug him right now.❤️❤️

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Johnny Brist
15 months ago

All the best to this boy who is so brave for undergoing all this surgery. We need strong BSL on Rotts, Pitbulls and related Bully Breeds, and Bull Mastiffs, so that no other children will have to suffer this trauma and pain!

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Krista Roa
15 months ago

I will speak with my husband and donate what we can, but I definitely second looking into University of Iowa if you haven't yet. The facilities and doctors are amazing. I've had many friends that have had their children treated there, and they are always at the top of their game. Either way, I'm sending lots of love and healing prayers to you all.

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Gayle Covensky Wocoski
17 months ago

Many heartfelt thoughts and bountiful prayers for this awesome little guy!!

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Liz Romero
18 months ago

Poor baby❤️May god bless him

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Kendra Lianne Canen
18 months ago

Can't donate due to my own daughters dog bite problems but will be praying for you and your son and hoping for a good recovery

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Torilynn Arbach Livelaughlove
20 months ago

Have you guys considered University of Iowa? They do absolutely amazing with the children there. And there's plenty in place to help to with a place to stay and food etc. Worth looking into. Prayers for your son and family during this difficult time.❤

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Tony Mullins
27 months ago

Glad to help this little guy...

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Anthony Fernandez
5 months ago

Praying for Ryder

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Jenny Elliott
7 months ago

Sending love and healing light his way

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Mary Stager
7 months ago

Your family and story have touched my heart. Love and peace to you -

Lori Welbourne
36 months ago
5
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Oh my gosh, that poor little boy. My heart goes out to Ryder and the whole family. I hope he's able to make a full recovery.

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Michele Burns
35 months ago
2
2

I am so, so sorry to learn of this. My heart goes out to the entire family. This sweet little guy has my prayers forever! I'll do what I can to help with the funding, as well. My prayer is that he is able to heal quickly and make a total recovery from this tragedy. My heart is with you all. ♥

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Susan Thayer Leannarda
36 months ago
1
1

Sending positive thoughts and prayers!

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Sara Jo Moore
36 months ago
1
1

Praying for you swee4ie! Sharing your go fund me. I hope this child heals well and recovers quickly

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Cliff Demczuk
36 months ago
1
1

Continued prayers for little Ryder :)

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Stephanie Barnhill
36 months ago
1
1

Hey Buddy! I've been thinking about you. You keep fighting -- kiddo. Ian and Charlotte miss you and they can't wait to see you again!

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Lisa Neri
36 months ago
1
1

Prayers for this little boy .. Please heal well

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Kara Smith Wyckoff
36 months ago
1
1

Praying for your family! God is with you, and loves this precious little boy. ❤️

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Tammy Kahabka Williams
36 months ago
1
1

We are spreading the word! Prayers to Ryder, Mom and Dad. My heart goes out to you.

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Amber Burnett Beavers
36 months ago
1
1

This breaks my heart. We went through this in August with my daughter. I know your pain hurts, but I know things will get better and he will heal. I will be praying for him!

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LaRonga Anderson-Pennini
36 months ago
1
1

My son was attacked by German Shepards, I just want to send my love and prayers to your baby and to mom and dad I know how hard this is and what you are going thru.

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Simon Parsons
11 months ago

Wishing you an amazing Christmas, Ryder!

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Anne Beach
15 months ago

I am incredibly sorry for what your son and family have been through. I just wanted to tell you that I know an adult woman with very severe facial deformities from cancer. She is in a teaching position, and I have never seen anyone who even notices her face after meeting her and working with her. I also had a college student once in class with deformities, and the other students also accepted him fully. Hang in there and know there will be many in his life who will love his real self. I wish I could hug him right now.❤️❤️

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Johnny Brist
15 months ago

All the best to this boy who is so brave for undergoing all this surgery. We need strong BSL on Rotts, Pitbulls and related Bully Breeds, and Bull Mastiffs, so that no other children will have to suffer this trauma and pain!

+ Read More
Krista Roa
15 months ago

I will speak with my husband and donate what we can, but I definitely second looking into University of Iowa if you haven't yet. The facilities and doctors are amazing. I've had many friends that have had their children treated there, and they are always at the top of their game. Either way, I'm sending lots of love and healing prayers to you all.

+ Read More
Gayle Covensky Wocoski
17 months ago

Many heartfelt thoughts and bountiful prayers for this awesome little guy!!

+ Read More
Liz Romero
18 months ago

Poor baby❤️May god bless him

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Kendra Lianne Canen
18 months ago

Can't donate due to my own daughters dog bite problems but will be praying for you and your son and hoping for a good recovery

+ Read More
Torilynn Arbach Livelaughlove
20 months ago

Have you guys considered University of Iowa? They do absolutely amazing with the children there. And there's plenty in place to help to with a place to stay and food etc. Worth looking into. Prayers for your son and family during this difficult time.❤

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Tony Mullins
27 months ago

Glad to help this little guy...

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