Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Praise Report

Thank you for your prayers. Our God is an awesome God. Tyler had a much better day yesterday. His Aunt Patty called me excitedly to report that he broke his personal record. He walked 220 feet on his own yesterday! All the way down the hallway. How cool is that?!

He was also up for most of the day, and was even texting a friend. I think that's a first in a long while for him.

Keep praying for more days like this!

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!