Although he managed to keep the leg, Miller’s military career was over. A recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star, he still continues to battle infections like the one that sent him to Tidelands Georgetown in June.
After evaluating Miller, Dr. Ryan ordered a course of intravenous antibiotics. Miller returned to the Tidelands Georgetown ER every night for several nights to follow through with the treatment plan, which successfully cleared up the infection and allowed him to continue with his family vacation.
Dr. Ryan says he felt fortunate to have been a part of the veteran’s care.
“I feel honored to be able to provide a service to veterans when they have provided such an enormous sacrifice for our country,” he says. “Without their service, I would not be in the role I am today or be able to provide medical care in such a manner.”