Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Settling in

Tyler and Michelle are settling into being at home. Since coming home, the insurance company now has to approve each medication and medical equipment. Some of these are being denied or delayed, so most of Michelle's day is spent on the phone fighting with insurance companies to get approvals. When she's not doing that, she is administering all of Tyler's medications, which is an around the clock job. It is very stressful, so please pray for continued strength for Michelle.

They have a huge support team in the family, as you already know. The family is helping to pick up prescriptions, stop in for visits, bring meals, stay the night with them for an extra set of hands, etc. Please also pray for them that they would have renewed strength and not grow weary in doing good for their loved ones. 

Tyler has been having a lot of pain in his shoulder, back and legs. They weren't able to get his air mattress bed until just the other night. Hopefully that, as well as an increase in his methadone, will get him much more comfortable. Please pray for Tyler's pain to decrease and that he would be able to rest and be comfortable.

They are still traveling to Ann Arbor once a week for chemo. The comfort care team there has made sure to reserve Tyler a bed while he undergoes his chemo treatments, which is so helpful because Tyler is in a lot of pain if he sits up for more than an hour in his chair. While some of the administration at a huge hospital like that is frustrating, it's nice to see the small things they do to put the patient first.

When Tyler isn't in too much pain, he has been up for taking little wheelchair rides, with family, around his neighborhood. I love to hear when he's having a better day and able to get out and enjoy a bit of sunshine and fresh air.

We appreciate your continued support, care and prayers.

"Never, ever ever ever ever give up!" - Winston Churchill