Ryan Switzer and his wife are in a dire situation. (Photo by Grant Halverson / Getty Images)
Ryan Switzer had the toughest day of his life on Saturday.
The Cleveland Browns broad receiver revealed on Twitter that his 9-month-old son Christian had to be rushed to the hospital “in his own blood” after waking up. The child tested positive for COVID-19.
In a series of tweets, Switzerland updated fans and asked for prayers when Christian received three blood transfusions and underwent a CT scan. Fortunately, surgeons are reportedly confident that once the source of the bleeding is found, the problem can be fixed. The operation is scheduled for Sunday morning.
The whole story of Switzer, composed over five tweets:
I ask everyone to get this tweet over, please take a second and say a prayer for our son Christian. He is 9 months old and is currently in the hospital after waking up in his blood. He is Covid positive.
Doctors are still trying to find the source of the bleeding. He is given fluids and medication while waiting for a CT scan. They made us aware that he needs a blood transfusion. I pray that he will avoid surgery. Only 1 parent is allowed in the room so my wife is with them.
Christian had 3 transfusions because his hemoglobin level was very low. You are finally enough where he can get his CT. I waited for the results when they took him and Gabie to the intensive care unit. Prayers
One of the scans finally found the source of the bleeding and the surgeons are confident they can fix the problem. Since Christian is stable right now, they are planning an operation for the morning.
We are broken that this happened to our little boy, but we are also overwhelmed by the amount of people who stood up for Christian. This was the toughest day of Gabie and me. Please keep praying that Christian will stabilize and make it through the operation.
The Swiss woman and his wife Gabie welcomed Christian to the family on May 25, 2020, when the Swiss woman was still with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The 26-year-old Swiss has been in the NFL since 2016 when the Dallas Cowboys designed him in the fourth round from North Carolina. The Swiss woman joined the Browns’ practice group after the Steelers renounced him last season and signed a reserve / futures contract with the team late last season.
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