Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Out of the ICU!!!

The New Year is starting off in the right direction. After 3 long months, Tyler has been moved OUT OF THE ICU!!! Woo Hoo!!

He is now on the rehabilitation floor. It will be a lot of hard work over these next few weeks, but we know Tyler can do it. On the road to heading home...

The above picture is a snapshot from some T-shirts we have leftover from the fundraiser. We only have about 20 and they are various sizes of L, XL and 2XL. If you're interested in getting one, we're asking for a $10 donation that directly benefits Tyler and Michelle. You can make the donation by clicking here: http://www.gofundme.com/1drbvk. Then, send me an email at jetfields@yahoo.com with your size preference. I'll do my best to get it out to you in the size you requested, but can't make any guarantees since we have limited quantities. Thanks for your continued support!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

The last stomach surgery!

Well Friday's surgery went well. They were able to put the mesh in as they had planned. Baring any emergencies or complications, that is his last planned stomach surgery. Now the rest of the healing begins.

The doctors weren't lying about the painful recovery. Tyler is in a lot of pain right now. He's saying he's at level 9 even with all of the pain meds they are giving him!! Last night when I was with him, he was refusing to get his trach suctioned because he knew it would cause him to cough, which would hurt his stomach. And when the nurse told him he had to get a bath, a look of pain and anguish came over his face! The poor kid! He made it through and got suctioned before going to bed, though.

He had a bit of throwing up in the middle of the night and a lot of coughing, which didn't make for a good full night's sleep. But he was resting when I saw him this morning.

If the recovery goes as planned, we are looking at February before he gets to go home. Of course, that is only the stomach healing and not the cancer. Still no plan has been presented for the cancer.

Thank you for continuing to pray for Tyler. Looking back on these 3 months, I can say it is a miracle that he has made it this far! We are continuing to put our trust in the One true God! May His will be done in Tyler's life!!