We have switched one of his nausea medicines based on recommendations we received from another family here on J-5. He just received that about an hour ago. We hope and pray it is more effective.
We just received the results of the sonograms on Tyler, and everything in his liver and gall bladder appear normal. At this point it appears there is no significant damage to those organs.
It is now 2 a.m. As I look at my son in the dark, I listen to his laboured breathing over the sounds of the IV pumps. I realize I am looking at the very essence of bravery. A few days ago, when Tyler was refusing to take some meds, I said, "I know it hurts, but...". Tyler quickly responded, "No! You don't know!" He is right. I don't know. I can not begin to imagine what is going in inside him. None of us who have not been through it can know.
The other day I received an email from a young man battling this terrible sickness. He said he saw cancer as a necessary part of this world. It puts everything else in perspective. No matter what problems you are going through, or what ailments you may have, you can always say, "Well, at least it's not cancer". He said those battling cancer are here to show the rest of the world how to fight for what is important.
"Save me oh God, for the waters have come up to my neck."
"I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me."
"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eyes."
"I Refuse to Lose"
"Keep Fighting, Stop Struggling"
Please pray for Tyler's recovery. We need him stabilized so he can come home and build his strength up. Round three must begin January 7th.
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.