Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Friday, April 12, 2013

Clinical Trial

Last week, Michelle was presented with a clinical trial for which Tyler qualified to be a candidate. I haven't said anything about it up until now because things are ever changing with his case and I didn't want to again present a treatment plan that had the potential of not happening.

Anyhow, this trial has only been done once, ever, on a boy with a similar case to Tyler's. That was in Germany some years ago. So, Tyler is the only person in the US to ever try this treatment. They plan to use 4 different drugs, which have all been used to treat tumors, but not ever all together all at once. So, we're not sure of the success rate, or the side effects that they will have on him.

The medications started last night. And the side effects kicked in soon after. Tyler started running a really high very and a high heart rate at 1:00 AM this morning. His night was spent running a ton of tests and trying to figure out what was going on and get the fever back down.

It's with a heavy heart that I write this today. I know the suffering and pain he is in and I know this seems to be a last ray of hope, but I hate when I hear that he's suffering more. Please lift Tyler up in prayer for relief from these side effects. Please pray for his protection and comfort. Pray that these drugs will shrink the tumor and kill the cancer, without too much damage to our boy. 

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