Michelle took to her Instagram page earlier this week to ask for prayers for Brielle. She explained a bit about what happened that led to this stay in the ICU, and she has shared several updates since then. Ryan has also been keeping his followers in the loop, and his Friday post was a lengthy one that contained a lot of specifics.
Ryan included a couple of photos of Brielle’s CT scan from Thursday that showed the fractures on the teenager’s skull. He said that the CT scan did bring good news, in that the swelling and bruising around Brielle’s brain had gone down.
Michelle’s ex-husband also explained that the nurses had gotten a different kind of bed for Brielle’s room in the ICU. The teen is at the Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, and many of the kids who stay in the ICU are younger than she is.
Ryan said that the fact that Brielle is a bit older helps in that she can better handle her medications. On the other hand, he revealed, it’s harder for the staff to move her around. This new airbed should make that a lot easier.
While those initial updates from the CT scan and bed change were positive ones, Ryan also had some setbacks to detail. He said that Michelle stayed with Brielle overnight and sadly, the teen had the worst night she’d experienced since landing in the ICU. The pressure in her brain seemingly skyrocketed and the doctors found quite a bit of fluid in her lungs.
The doctors had been hoping that on Friday they could begin to wean Brielle off the medications that were keeping her in the coma and they had started that slow process. However, after these overnight issues, it’s looking like she may not be ready for that. Given all of that, Ryan noted that the past day or so had been a tough one.
It sounds as if Brielle still has a long road ahead, but both Ryan and Michelle have noted their gratitude for all of the support they have received. Both of them are doing their best to keep Bachelor in Paradise fans and the rest of the family’s support system looped in, and everybody is rooting for Brielle to pull through and fully recover.