Ryan Ashworth is the fourth child and middle boy. He has followed in Robert's footsteps with baseball and is a talented player on the Las Vegas High School team. He is funny and crazy. His sisters say he finds way too much enjoyment in torturing them! :) He is 16 years old and watch out he has his drivers permit and cannot wait to get his license! Here is what he has to say:
*Robert is still feeling the crummies. He has mucuositis in his throat--the chemo kills all cells, the fastest growing cells first--including the mucous cells in his throat. The lining of his throat and esophogus cells aren't able to reproduce, so it has allowed Robert to get sores in the back of his throat. This makes it even harder for him to swallow and eat. That made him feel extra crummy this morning, but he is feeling better this afternoon. This problem will go away as his blood cell count numbers come back up. His neutrophil count is .1, so he is still neutropenic. This is the lowest he has been so far, and as low as he can go! There is only up from here! They are hoping his numbers start coming back up in the next five days or so. In the meantime he is sleeping a lot. He has gone within, to practice his health regeneration Jedi mind tricks! Awesome!