Friday, December 21, 2007

Update and Craig Krenzel visit

Tyler is in surgery right now. He is getting his chemo treatments into his spine. This has been a hard week for him. On the first round of chemo, the side effects did not come on strong until about three days after treatments stopped. This time the side effects have begun while still receiving the chemo. The good news is that Tyler is on top of all the medications and their effectiveness. He was able to tell us when the mouth sores were about to begin, so that the medications could begin before the sores arrived. We know which medications work best for the nausea and other side effects. We know which medications to avoid due to his allergies.



Tyler may be able to home this evening. Typically, the most severe side effects begin on the 3rd day after treatments, so we are already scheduled to be back at clinic on Monday to check blood counts and see how everything is going. On the first round, the clinic visit resulted in a 9 day hospital stay.



Yesterday was actually Tyler's best day in a while. Around noon he started feeling a little better, and improved through the afternoon. By evening, when some friends stopped by, Tyler was strong enough to leave the cancer floor and take the wheel chair around the hospital.

Yesterday afternoon, just as Tyler was starting to feel a little better, Craig Krenzel stopped by to talk to Tyler. He had heard about Tyler through his mother. Tyler really enjoyed the time together. It is very generous for people like that to take time out of their busy schedule to help brighten someones day. Mr. Krenzel had called me the day before and said he heard that Tyler was a big time Buckeye fan, and would love to meet him. He seems like a very genuine and kind individual. It did brighten Tyler's day.

3 comments:

brutusrrules75 said...

I DON'T KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP.BUT HERE GOES
A FEW YEARS AGO I WAS PARALIZED FROM THE NECK DOWN DUE TO BLOOD POSIONING AND GOT BEDSORES 27 ON MY BUTT. AND WHAT REALLY WORKED FOR ME WAS A 4/4 PAD AND THEY PUT BLACK KELP PASTE ON THEM AND CHANGED THEM EVERY 36 HOURS OR SO.YOU SMELL LIKE A FISH BUT IT WORKED. YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER TO PULL THE PAD EASY OR THE SKIN GOES TO.
YOU ALL OUR IN MY PRAYERS FOR A FULL REOVERY AND YOUR SON MUST BE SPECIAL THAT GOD GAVE HIM THIS TRAIL,TO BE AN EXAMPLE TO EVERYONE BY WHAT HE IS GOINGTHRU.REALLY IS PROVING THAT MY PROBLEMS ARE LITTLE COMPARED TO HIS. SO GOD BLESS AND I'LL TRY TO STAYIN TOUCH IF YOU DON'T MIND
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILYAND GOD LOVES TYLER TOO
GINNY

Deyerles said...

Dear Tyler,
Hang in there! Sounds like you are an old pro and on top of everything. Once again your strength and courage comes shining through. You are an inspiration to us all.
Love ya,
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Tyler and family,
I just read that you are in surgery and I'm praying. I heard about your blog from Steph's Random Ramblings. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June and am just 3 weeks from completing 6 mos. of chemo. God has been so faithful! I'll keep checking on you and you are now on my list! :-)
Praying that the miracle we all look for will come true! Covering your mom and dad too with lots of prayer for strength, courage and hope.

Vickie Johnson
Jamestown, OH