Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Monday, November 12, 2012

The latest

Sorry for the delay in updates...I had a crazy busy weekend, but here is the latest:

Tyler started throwing up last week. They are not sure if that's a reaction to chemo or part of the stomach infection, but they are watching that. He had some chest pains last night, but after an EKG this morning, it was determined that he was ok. He will be getting a CT scan tomorrow to see if the chemo was able to affect the tumor at all. His magnesium is low in his kidneys and they are not sure why. They are keeping an eye on that too. His white blood count is also really low and they don't want that to get any lower.

His friends came in for a visit yesterday, which was so great of them. It did, however, make him really sad and emotional afterwards. He cried for about a 1/2 hour after they left. So tough for everyone! On the bright side, he is allowed to have suckers now and that is very exciting. Sounds so silly, but it has been over a month since he was put on the ventilator and couldn't have anything until now.

Thank you all for your willingness to give blood directly to Tyler. We found out last week that doing the direct to donor blood donations is 3x the cost as taking from the general pool. So, we are going to hold off on any more donations. We would still like you to donate, if you are eligible, to help the overall blood supply. This will indirectly help Tyler, and others that are in need.

Please keep Tyler's physical and emotional needs in your prayers. We appreciate you!

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