Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekend Update

Tyler had a bit of a scare on Saturday night. His blood pressure dropped significantly and he started having issues with his bowel obstruction again. His blood pressure was very low (top number was 80) and they worked hard to get it back up through fluids, rather than additional medication. They will be watching that very closely. If it drops below 90 (top number) again, he will have to move to the ICU, where they can administer medication to regulate it. He is also back on food and drink restrictions, to give his bowel a rest. This makes him pretty miserable...to only get his sips all day. Ugh!

He's still very tired. They are working to adjust his pain medication so that he is not as sedated. They would like him to be awake more so that he can go to PT and OT. They need him to be strong to endure these cancer medications. Kind of that double edged sword again...because to be strong, he's going to have to endure some pain :(

On a good note, his blood pressure has stayed level since Saturday and his tumor markers are down from 450 to 260! The medication is starting to work.We'll take whatever good news we can get!

Stay strong, Ty!

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