Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Still Fighting

Dublin-Jerome Hockey Team won last night! They are the Varsity Division Champions! Tyler’s buddy Adam scored the winning goal. Since they made Tyler a team member, Don brought over Tyler’s Division Champion hat to celebrate. It is great what that team has done for Tyler. Great job guys! They play again this Saturday at the Nationwide Ice House down town. Tyler will be wearing his hat for you guys.

Tyler is not feeling very good right now. He is doing a lot of sleeping because of all the pain med’s. His white counts have zeroed out, and are no longer detectible. The other counts are still low and transfusions are continuing. The feet have now all peeled (really really gross looking-they are a key attraction on the J-5 tour). The good news is that the foot pain normally ends after peeling, so some relief should be happening there soon. Right now they are too raw to walk on, so no climbing the Sears tower today.

Tomorrow is a day of more PET and CT scans to measure the cancer. The chemo has been very difficult, but its effect on the cancer has always been good. Each scan we have seen about a 20%-30% reduction in the cancer. It has been two weeks since the last scan, and we are praying that it shows another significant reduction.

Assuming Tyler’s counts move up and the fevers hold off, round 5 begins next week. Wednesday, February 27th.


Anonymous said...

Hang in there. Focus on getting better now. You will have the rest of your life to climb the Sears Tower over and over.

Anonymous said...


You are a fighter! You are going to win & champion over this just like your championship hockey team!You are an amazing kid & an inspiration to our family and all who read your blog. You are always in our thoughts & prayers!

Pete, Lisa, Connor, Nicholas & Grant Davies

dina bornhorst said...

you are...
in our thoughts and prayers...

you WILL beat this!

Cathy Sankey said...

Dear Tyler,

Hope you can make the Sears Tower-- go for it! So glad you got to meet Chris Quinn. We have known Chris for a long time-- he was in the same graduating class as my daughter at Coffman and last year was the Jerome graduation speaker. What a great guy!

You will get through all of this-- continue to fight to win! The whole Celtic nation is thinking of you each day!

deyerles said...

Dear Tyler,

Praying you feel better soon and the scans are all great news. Rest easy.
Fight to Win!

Don said...

It was great seeing you last night. Just by means of correction: Dublin Jerome defeated archrival Dublin Coffman 4-1 to with the Columbus Blue Jackets Cup -- emblematic of the Central Ohio High School Varsity playoff championship. That game was Sunday, Feb. 10th.
Adam indeed scored two goals -- the winner and an insurance goal --in a 4-1 win over Worthington Kilbourne the Friday night before.
And, let's hope this weekend's game are NOT our final games! We are now in the state District playoffs. We play St. Charles Saturday. If we win, we play the winner of the Coffman-Sycamore game on Sunday to then go to the District championship. The winner of that game goes to the state Final Four at Nationwide Arena.
Good luck Jerome!
And we send our best to Tyler as he has been an inspiration to our team!

ajs dad said...

sleep all through that stuff buddy, wake up strong and continue to amaze those docs and nurses with your internal strength. We all know you can do it.

Trish/Angel_Wings said...

My name is Trish and i am a prayer warrior with Angel Wings.This is my first vist to your blog but i will return very soon to check on you and our prayer warriors will be sending up special prayers for your scans today.Hang in there buddy you can and will get through this..

MJ/Angel_Wings said...

Hi Tyler this is my first time visiting your site, but I will be back often. I am praying for all good results today. Know that you are surrounded with love and prayers.