Yesterday we received the results from Tyler’s scans. The primary tumor has reduced another 30% since it was scanned 3 weeks ago. All other areas show continued improvement. The neck and chest scans came back completely clear. All great news! The cancer can always start gaining ground at any time, but for some odd reason this cancer is most likely to do that in the 10th week of treatments. We are now through the 10th week and all good news!
Tyler continues to regain his strength, and his blood counts are continuing to improve. On Wednesday he was released from isolation, and last night we came home. Home is always a good thing. He has already had three friends stop by after school today.
If all goes well, Tyler will be home until he starts chemo again on Thursday. Six days home! That is more then the total combined days he has been home since November 14th! The three rounds of chemo have really taken their toll. The doctors were concerned about Tyler's body handling another round without some time off. The great lab results made that decision even easier.
Tomorrow morning at 9:00 is the Jerome High School “Snowball Softball” for Tyler. Tyler can actually watch the game from Brandon’s bedroom window. Everyone at Jerome has been so wonderful from the very first day. Then tomorrow night at the Dublin Recreation Center is “Laps for Love”, from 8:00 – 10:00. Tyler is not able to be around that many people, but the rest of us will be there. It has been truly amazing how this community has pulled together to support Tyler.
Travis called from school to tell us that there was a pep rally today at Jerome, and it was announced that Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher, city mayor of Dublin, has declared tomorrow “Tyler Alfriend Day” for the city of Dublin. The entire room started chanting “Fight to Win! – Fight to Win!”
Thank you all of Jerome. Thank you Mayor Chinnici-Zuercher. Thank you Keller-Williams.
Thank you Dublin!