Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ugh! The pain is back!

Unfortunately, Tyler's pain did not stay down. It shot back up to a 10 by yesterday afternoon. His stomach was swelling as well. They took some x-rays and found that he has air in his bowels again. It's where it is supposed to be, but just too much of it, which is causing excruciating pain. They put a tube through his nose, to the bowel, to try and alleviate some of the air. They also gave him some medicine that calmed him and allowed him to rest. He's sleeping this morning, which is a good thing.

Thank you for your continued prayers for his healing and comfort. Please also pray for Michelle and family, as it is so very difficult to watch him when he's in this kind of pain and there's nothing you can do to help.

As a follower of Christ Jesus, I found this blog post, at Desiring God, very encouraging in light of the suffering we've been walking through over the last 10 or so months. Take a few minutes to read it: Jesus Has Overcome this World.

I will continue to rest in Him!

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pain levels down!

Tyler has been on the pain drip since the other night. The awesome news is that his pain levels were down to 0 while on the drip! Praise God!!

The real test will be to see if they will remain low after the drip is turned off. They took him off the drip early this morning and so far, he's still maintaining a pretty low pain level...saying he's at a 1 right now.

Please pray that his pain stays controlled and low! Thank you for your prayers. Praying for continued comfort for Tyler.

Much love to you all!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Back in the ICU

Tyler's pain has not been able to be controlled. He is miserable and uncomfortable. So, they have decided to try a lidocaine drip on him. Because this method of giving this drug has bad side effects on the organs, they have to regulate him more closely, which means he has to go to the ICU during the administration of it.

He went in the ICU last night and they were planning on starting it then. We're hoping it will only be a few days in the ICU and then he can move back to his room on the cancer floor.

Thank you for your continued prayers for comfort for Tyler and the family.

2 Corinthians 1:3: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.