On November 14, 2007 our healthy and athletic son was diagnosed with advanced stage IV Burkit’s Lymphoma and Leukemia. This blog is a journal of his courageous journey as he battled this aggressive cancer. With the grace of God and the help of an incredible community, Tyler went into remission in August, 2009. He is now a strong and healthy student at The Ohio State University.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Tyler is continuing to improve and bring up his counts. Late today he was released from J-5 and came home. He is now asleep on our sofa in the family room. His body has continued to take some hits, so the next round is pushed off to April 8th. Tyler will be 16 years and one day old the day he begins round 6. Originally our goal was to have the cancer beaten by Tyler's 16th birthday, but the cancer turned out to be much more extensive than originally thought. Still, Tyler has come a long way, and we can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Tyler told the doctors he felt he could get started on the next round sooner, but they did not agree.
I think Tyler and I had some of our best father son talks during this round. I really enjoyed our conversations.
The worst of the round 5 side effects are now over.