Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Procedure after Procedure

That's pretty much what Tyler's weekend has been like. He's had a pick line put in, x-rays, blood work, more stitching, more drains, etc. He's not really a happy camper. His pain is still high, but they are managing it better now. He was awake and watching football most of the afternoon today. He seemed real crabby, not wanting to communicate or anything. I know he's not loving it here...or maybe it was because he was watching the Lions?

At any rate, it seems everyone is settling in here and beginning to trust the doctors. We're still waiting to hear a plan on the cancer. He will have another surgery tomorrow to do a biopsy of the tumor. Hopefully that will give them enough information to make some decisions on treatment.

It's going to be a long treatment and recovery here. It's nice to be at a hospital that puts the patients and their family first. The accommodations are amazing. My kids love going there...it's like a field trip for them. Today, they were in a day camp where they did some crafts, played at the indoor play center and had a snack. This allowed me to hang out in Tyler's room uninterrupted for a couple of hours. The Ronald McDonald house is just a short walk away and that allows for someone to stay the night with Michelle so she doesn't get too lonely in the evenings and mornings. I can see she is loving that.

Here are some photos...
This was from the other hospital...a celebration day for Tyler :)
I bet Michelle doesn't miss these - parking tickets because they thought her car was an employee's vehicle
My kiddos meeting R2D2 at the Star Wars Bingo they had for patients and family members at UofM

Dennis doing the chores at the Ronald McDonald House

The grown ups having a little fun in the kids indoor play area (I nearly threw up!)

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