Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Thursday, October 11, 2012

One Week in the ICU

Today marks one week in the ICU for Tyler. They tried to go back in this morning, but weren't able to do the feeding tube. There is still a lot of infection. They are doing an upper GI today to see if there is some additional leaking or if there is an area they can insert a tube. I really don't know what all of this means, just repeating what I'm told. He will do another 6 hours of dialysis today too. They will try to go in on Sunday again for another surgery.

Here are the things I choose to celebrate today - we have 11,000+ page views on this blog in just over a week. That's right, 11,000! Thanks to the many people who are expressing their concerns and praying for Tyler and the family. God is answering prayers for us, even in the midst of still seeing Tyler in such critical condition. His vitals are staying good. He's still fighting!! I mean, a week ago, when we asked "what are his chances", the surgeon literally sat there and told us "Tyler is minute to minute. If he makes it through the first hour, great, we'll see what the 2nd hour brings" Those were really scary words to hear!!! Praise God Tyler is still with us 1 week later. We are continuing to pray for his recovery and will only give Praise to our Lord and Savior for his progress!



  1. Jettie, We can not thank you enough for keeping us updated through this blog. We have been sharing Tyler's updates and are continuing to pray. I follow the Jessie Rees Foundation on Facebook and wondered if you thought about sharing Tyler's story there. Here is a link to their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JessieReesFoundation?fref=ts
    and their webpage for more information http://www.negu.org/
    Thanks again!
    Nicole Kurkierewicz

  2. Thanks Nicole - I sent them an email with a link to the blog.

  3. Nicole - thanks for the info - they contacted me and are sending out a "Never Ever Give Up" t-shirt for Tyler and bracelets for the family!