Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!
Ready for Battle!

Friday, October 5, 2012

2nd Surgery at 7:15 am tomorrow

Tyler is still in very critical condition. He has done well these first 20 hours or so since his surgery. He is sedated but comfortable (as far as a pain level).

The chemo did its job in taking his white blood cell counts down to fight the cancer. But that is now a double-edged sword since he needs these to fight the bacteria and infection from having his stomach open. All of his numbers are going in the right direction though. His blood pressure has been super low but it is on its way up right now which is awesome!

The surgery tomorrow will be to try and figure out next steps that will allow them to close the wound. They want to make sure he is draining correctly and there isn't any infection before doing that. They may even put a feeding tube in to bypass the stomach to allow it to heal.

As long as his levels stay sustained, they will be doing the surgery at 7:15 tomorrow.

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