By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Earlier this month, it seemed that former Steeler Ryan Switzer’s prayers were answered for his son, who had been hospitalized and put through surgery after a COVID-19 diagnosis. On March 10, Switzer’s son was discharged from the hospital.READ MORE: ‘Prayers Are Being Answered’: Former Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Switzer’s Son Discharged From Hospital
It appears, however, that there are still hard times ahead for the family.
On Saturday, Switzer tweeted that his son, Christian, had to be readmitted to the hospital for “more significant bleeding.”
“We’re frustrated but more so just exhausted seeing our son suffer,” Switzer said on Twitter. “We’re asking for prayers for the doctors as they work to find a diagnosis & strength for Christian as he battles.”
We are back at the hospital after Christian had more significant bleeding this morning. We’re frustrated but more so just exhausted seeing our son suffer. We’re asking for prayers for the doctors as they work to find a diagnosis & strength for Christian as he battles.
— Ryan Switzer (@Switz) March 20, 2021
Sunday morning, the wide receiver said that Christian had to receive another blood transfusion.
Christian is currently undergoing another transfusion. His hemoglobin dropped too much overnight. He needs his count back up in order to be stable enough for scans today. We’re asking for prayers that the blood takes to him safely & for a diagnosis today.
— Ryan Switzer (@Switz) March 21, 2021
Switzer said that Christian’s hemoglobin count needs to be up in order to conduct scans and hopefully receive a diagnosis.
Christian’s hemoglobin count responded well to the transfusion, Switzer said in another tweet.
Christian’s hemoglobin responded well to the transfusion. Unfortunately none of the tests ran today gave us a diagnosis of his bleeding. He has a procedure set for 7am tomorrow to explore from the inside. This is so much on our little man. Pray for supernatural strength for him.
— Ryan Switzer (@Switz) March 22, 2021
He is set for another procedure on Monday morning to hopefully find a diagnosis.MORE NEWS: Former Steelers Player Ryan Switzer Asking For Prayers After Infant Son Diagnosed With COVID-19, Set To Face Surgery
Stay with KDKA as we follow this developing story.