Tyler - 17 year old fighting cancer!

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Tyler remains at UofM. They were really trying to get him home for Thanksgiving, but that isn't going to happen. The last couple of weeks have been extremely difficult. This disease is really trying to beat him. But Tyler isn't giving in. He's still up for the fight and giving it everything he has. I admire this kid so much. The hope he has that he is going to beat this, the will he has to keep going, it's astonishing to me!

I was up to see him Sunday and he's in a lot of pain still! It's heart wrenching to see. His shoulder and arm are in excruciating pain. He was at the max of all the pain drips they could give him, and still reporting a pain level of 10. They did a CT Scan and found lesions on his arm. They are assuming they are cancerous, but haven't done a biopsy. He did finally fall asleep while I was there that night, which was a nice relief and answer to my prayers. Monday, they put him back on the lidocain drip that was successful a few months back, in relieving his pain. Please pray for his continued comfort and peace, and relief from this pain.

Even though he suffers so much, I still thank God for giving us this time with Tyler. I have been seeing God's grace and kindness and mercy over Tyler (and our family) through this entire journey. I believe it is a miracle that he is still with us. I believe in the power of prayer and I'm thankful for you all that have been praying for him for so long. As I have said many times before, we will continue to be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and praying without ceasing for Tyler. Please continue to join us in that prayer!

Most of our family will be gathering at the hospital tomorrow for Thanksgiving. We wish you all an enjoyable time with your families this holiday season. And again, thank you for all you have done for us over this past year.

Happy Thanksgiving!