Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Starting Chemo Again and Needing Blood

The oncologist, and the other doctors on Tyler's team, have agreed he is stable enough to start chemo again! It's strange to be excited that he can have chemo. But, we're thankful for this news because we're back to the cancer battle after this 3 weeks or so of a huge set back. The cancer treatment is more complicated now, with the stomach issue, so they are going to give him small doses instead of the aggressive doses of chemo they started with earlier this month. That will start tomorrow.

Tyler is also in need of blood transfusions. He took 2 full bags yesterday. Tyler is O+ and can receive O+ or O- blood. If you want to help Tyler and are one of these blood types, we have a prescription that we are setting up at the Red Cross in Warren. Someone will be dropping that off later today there and getting everything set up. Starting tomorrow (hopefully), you can go there and tell them you want your blood to go directly to Tyler and they will clean it and bring it to him daily (if anything changes on this, I will post an update). Here is the address for the Red Cross:

Red Cross
13260 E 11 Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48089

Please continue to pray for Tyler. The chemo is a double edged sword with the stomach complication, but they have to address this tumor! Please also continue to pray for Tyler's pain management. He is waking up a lot and is in pain, uncomfortable and crying. It's so heartbreaking, especially because he can't talk with the ventilator. He's our baby and we hate seeing him this way! So continue to pray for strength for those that love him so much. Thank you!

I was just looking back at some of the posts and wanted to again thank you for your prayers. We give God all the glory for choosing to answer. 3 weeks ago, we feared Tyler would not make it through this stomach recovery. We were in need of a miracle. We praise God that he has made it this far.  Last Thursday, I asked for some specific prayer points in this post. He answered many of those requests. Praise Him!

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
(Isaiah 41:10)

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