Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Surgery Update and a Glimpse into our days

Tyler's vitals are good, except that he's running a fever still. They are going to try again for surgery in the morning. Please pray that his vitals will stay stable and he will have a successful surgery in the morning. If you could also pray that the family gets some much needed sleep tonight, that would be great.

Since we've got some good news going, I'll lighten it up and welcome you to our new temporary home, the waiting room. We've basically moved into the place. I haven't seen less than 8 people there at a time, and as many as 25 or so. He's got a huge support system, both on line and in person!

The place wasn't clean enough for Patty, so she brought in all of her own cleaning supplies and scrubbed the bathrooms, door handles, pop machines, window sills and mopped up the floor a bit.

She even put a candle in the bathroom to make it a little homier!

And because those waiting room chairs do NOT make for a good night's sleep, we've added some air mattresses to our arrangements. 

We're eating healthy...okay not so much...

Patty is taking a lot of pleasure in giving Cheri a painful massage here...

Here's Tammy at her "home office" working on some IEPs

I don't know where Patty found this wheelchair for a little comic relief this afternoon

As you can see we're laughing, crying, eating, sleeping and even cleaning - we're totally settled in...but ready for our boy Ty to get better so we can all get out of here! 

I also want to give a shout out to our support systems who are keeping up with our laundry, house cleaning, taking care of our babies, bringing us food, etc. etc. so we can live our lives in the waiting room for a few days or weeks, or however long it takes. We have amazing husbands, families and friends!!!!

Love you all!!


  1. Thank you Jetti, we spend most of the day waiting for your updates. We are praying for everyone lots of hugs to the whole family! love, Dee Marie

  2. thank you for putting this on the face book so we can keep up
    with his progress ..our prays our with you
    love aunt rosemary and uncle jim

  3. Church of Christ Harrison, Michigan, Aunt Kathy and family continue to pray for Tyler and the entire clan. Thank you so much Jettie for your strength, courage, and attention to every detail when you express what is going on with Tyler at each turn of event. God Bless Tyler daily with good news and new hope, and restored health In Jesus name I pray. Amen.