Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Friday, October 5, 2012

God's mercies are new every morning!

Thank God we are seeing progress. Tyler is not out of the woods but the doctors have now said we are taking this "day by day". I can't tell you how much better that sounds than minute by minute!!

He is still on the ventilator and about 20 other machines. He will remain this way until he is stable enough to go back in for surgery, probably Saturday.

He is awake though and what a relief to have him asking questions via pen and paper. Tough questions to answer like  "am I dreaming?" or "could I have died" followed by an apology to all of us that we have to be here. We never thought we'd be grateful for his eye rolling and looks of embarrassment when his crazy aunts say the wrong thing to him! So happy to see the many sides of his personality showing through again, after being masked by extreme pain over the last couple of days!

The priority is to take care of his stomach so the cancer treatments will be on hold. This stupid tumor is along the back of his abdomen and touching many major organs. We are praying that God will give his surgeon, Dr K, great wisdom on what to do next. We are praying that it will stop growing and even miraculously disappear.

I want to tell you how overwhelmingly awesome love looks. A family  camped out all night in the waiting room on the most uncomfortable chairs, pretending we might get a bit of sleep. People praying to our awesome God  when they've never called out to him out loud before. Tons of people from everywhere praying for a boy they may have never met! A rock solid mom who will not sleep or eat or leave her son's side! His mercies are truly new every morning!!!

Thank you for your prayers and support!!! Keep them coming!

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