Despite heroic lifesaving efforts and profound hope for his recovery, the Hatboro police K9 officer who suffered a heart attack after being stung by a bee last October, has been placed on hospice, his wife said.
Ryan Allen, 35, is expected to be discharged from his rehabilitation center to hospice care soon, said Whitney Allen, in a social media post.
While the family had thought they would eventually bring Allen home to continue his care and therapies, his recent prognosis showed his anoxic brain injury is more severe “than we even first knew or could understand,” Whitney wrote. As the swelling in his brain has subsided in the months since his cardiac arrest, allowing an MRI to further assess the brain damage, the results were grim.
His brain had shrunk and crucial portions were gone. “Ultimately, we have been told by his medical team there is no chance that he will recover in any meaningful way,” said his wife.