Monday, June 06, 2005

Full details on Dan Ryan.

I’m an idiot. I called Dan’s cell hoping a family member will pick up and I just left a message. Photogal thought to actually call the hospital he’s at and gets a hold of his dad! So here’s what we know for sure.

Dan was in a hit and run accident at Western and Division (damn that intersection!) a few weeks ago. He wasn’t wearing a helmet (which I thought was odd) but it doesn’t sound like he suffered any head injury, thanks God. He broke his right shoulder, six of seven ribs on one side and two on the other, his right femur and he cracked his hip. There was another injury but Photogal couldn’t remember what it was. Apparently he was having trouble breathing due to his broken ribs so he was being assisted by a machine but he’s made progress and they’ve been taking him off the respirator so he can work on breathing by himself. There was a rumor Dan was in a coma but that’s not true. He is on a lot of painkillers so he is rather out of it though. He’s going to be in the hospital for a while longer so if you want to give him a call, shoot me an e-mail and I’ll give you the number. Also, his dad will be at tonight’s fundraiser if you want to say hi and give him some support.

So it sounds like Dan’s doing what Dan usually does…fighting like hell and doing much better than anyone else would be doing in the same situation.

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