Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Monday, June 24, 2013

New Chemo

Thank you for all of your prayers for Tyler. The results of the biopsy showed that Tyler still has immature cells in his tumors. Meaning, the current chemo regimen isn't working. The cancer is still spreading. It took the doctors a couple of weeks to come up with a new treatment plan, but finally over the weekend, they decided on a new chemo treatment. This chemo is known for being tough on the organs, so they are going to start with 75% of the normal dose because of Tyler's stomach, kidney and liver issues.

He is scared and that is heartbreaking. He was hoping to start Monday, but they started the chemo yesterday. He was already feeling very nauseous and sweating profusely while undergoing the new treatment. He is also having a lot of pain in his left shoulder. The tumor that is on his neck has affected the blood supply to that area and it is causing a lot of pain. They are working on managing his overall pain, but particularly in that shoulder area.

After nearly 9 months of hospitalization, Tyler still has fight left in him. Michelle has a lot of fight left in her too. Please pray for their continued strength, physically and emotionally. Pray for Tyler as he undergoes these new treatments and their side effects. Pray that this cancer would stop spreading. Pray that his organs would be protected from this chemo. Above all else, pray that God's will would be done in, and through, Tyler's life. Thank you!