CLEVELAND — After a series of heartbreaking tweets over the weekend, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer had some good news to share about his nine-month-old son, Christian, on Monday.
In a tweet posted at 1:37 p.m. ET on Monday, Switzer shared that Christan was being moved out of the intensive care unit and that his bleeding spells had stopped. Over the weekend, Switzer revealed that Christian had undergone surgery to address bleeding issues that continued after his surgery on Sunday. The nine-month-old also tested positive for COVID-19.
"Christian is being moved from the ICU to the floor today!" Switzer posted on Monday. "There were no more bleeding spells over night and all of his labs remained normal. We’re still waiting on his tissue biopsies from surgery but, we’re thankful his health and his mood are slowly improving."
On Saturday, the 26-year-old Switzer began chronicling his son's health battle after Christian woke up in his own blood. The nine-month-old underwent three blood transfusions due to low hemoglobin levels and later underwent surgery to address what doctors had initially, but ultimately incorrectly, believed to be the source of the bleeding.
After several bleeding sites were discovered, doctors took samples for biopsy to see if they could determine the cause. Until his post on Monday afternoon, Switzer's most recent update stated that his son was "stable right now and resting" following his surgery.
The Browns signed Switzer, who spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, to their practice squad in 2020 and promoted him to their main roster at season's end.