Archive for August, 2008
Not a lot to tell; things are about the same with Tyler. School started and he went two days, all ready had to be out. Tyler and Jayden both have strep and were taken to the doctor yesterday. I guess Nathan will have it next.
Tyler only has a few teeth and he will be getting two of those out on 9-17-08. Poor boy, I don’t know how he’s going to eat.
Still waiting for medicaid to approve Tyler being sent to Dallas, Texas to see if the doctors there can help him. The hospital in Charleston is working on that. Don’t know how he will get there but its all in God’s hands.
Tyler’s little jaw hurts him and his legs. Pease keep praying for Tyler. We are having his yard sale and hot dog sale Sept 6th, trying to raise a little money for Tyler’s medical expenses and travel. The yard sale will be at our church, New Life Baptist. Things are going pretty well with getting yard sale donations. People are all so willing to help with the sale.
I want to thank each of you for your kindness and most of all for your prayers. It’s not over for Tyler. He still has so much wrong with him. He has a long way to go. God has been with us. I went to some of the sick children’s web pages and I cried sitting at my computer. There are so many of them. They go through hell and so do their families. Some don’t even have their babies any more. I say a prayer daily for all the kids.
God has been so good to us. He’s a wonderful God and he’s been with this family all the way. I praise him and thank him with all my heart. I thank him for all of you; that you all love Tyler and care so much.
There are new pictures in ‘Photos of Tyler’. God bless each of you and know that we appreciate all of you. Thank every one that has sent cards to cheer Tyler up. He loves them.
SEND SNAIL MAIL
TYLER TUCKER C/O DARLENE COX
PO BOX 14386 GREENVILLE SC 29610
Thanks to those of you who have sent money for gas and food. When anything is sent for Tyler, is used for Tyler’s travel and medical; nothing else. Please sign TyTy’s guest book. We count it as a prayer for TyTy.
Please pray for our preacher’s wife, Mrs. Powell. She has cancer and needs all the prayers she can get.
THIS IS STRESSFUL, EMOTIONALLY, FINANCIALLY
Tyler Tucker,Medical Fund- Foundation
TYLERS PAY PAL ACCOUNT: Tyler Tucker Foundation
ALL FUNDS ARE USED FOR TRAVELING EXPENSES, MEDICAL BILLS, THERAPY
We are going to have a yard sale and hot dog sale for Tyler at New Life Baptist Church on September 6th.
Well things have been getting pretty bad for Tyler here recently. I’ve seen his face quite a few times now, and it looks worse, and worse every day. It breaks your heart to see that jaw bone fail. So all the things the doctors have done to his face have failed. We appreciated what they have done for Tyler, but we have decided to take a 2nd opinion on his facial reconstruction due to the doctors saying there isn’t much else they can try now. We don’t even know where to start we are trying to find a good doctor to do this for Tyler, but we just don’t have the money to just take him where ever. We can hardly get him to MUSC with the gas prices the way they are right now. It can cost nearly $200-300 just to get there, and back if we have to stay over night we must find a way to raise money, because our last Church auction we got around $1,000 raised, but that’s been gone for a long time now. We really want to thank everyone that is helping financially, and emotionally. Without it, we’d be lost. Recently we got a donation of $200.00, I wanted to publicly thank the person we really appreciate every penny we get.
We dread him having to go to school with the facial problems, cause now that Tyler is older it hurts his feelings when things are said about it. He seems to understand things are not the same for him now. With all the support, and prayers I hope Tyler will hold his head up high, and be proud for the hero he is, because so many people care for him.
If you have any suggestion or just want to show some support please speak up we appreciate it. Suggestion for good doctors would also be helpful if their expertise can help Tyler in anyway.
Please help spread the word about Tyler tell everyone you know post bulletins we need all the support we can get. Please do what you can to help.
THANK YOU ALL.
WE LOVE YOU,
We are back at home after Tyler’s surgery. He’s doing okay. We will return to Charleston to see Dr. Oneal on the 14th. We are praying they refer Tyler to another hospital for his jaw. We don’t know how he will get there, but God willing, he will. Please keep praying for Tyler and our family.Tyler’s jaw doesn’t look good at all.
Thanks to each of you that have sent money to help us with gas. Things are really hard right now. We love you all.
Just got a call from MUSC. Tyler’s surgery is tomorrow at 12:30. Then we get a call from Dr. Oneal saying he needs to see Tyler on the 14th at 4:00. I tried to get them to do the surgery on the 14th, but was told that it had to be done right away and to have him there tomorrow. Boy, this is really hard. Gas is so high. We will have been to Charleston three weeks in a row when we make next weeks trip. Please pray for our finances, that we will be able to take Tyler to the appointments he needs. WE ARE BROKE. BUT LIKE ALWAYS, I HAVE PUT IT IN GOD’S HANDS. THIS IS STRESSFUL, EMOTIONALLY, FINANCIALLY.
The bone in Tyler’s face must be all the way dead. The metal plate is now sticking out almost through the skin. If he fell on it, it would really be bad. THIS IS SO SAD.
Well, there just seems to be no end. We just got back from MUSC Hospital with Tyler seeing Dr. White for his ears. Well your not going to belive this one. When he did the ear surgery, he packed Tyler’s head and ear with packing. They cannot get it out so, we have to go back up there Tuesday the 5th for more surgery. They have to put him to sleep, cut it back open and take the packing out. They seem to think we live next door to the hospital. They keep saying it needs to be done at MUSC. It cost a hundred dollars for gas on Friday and now we have to go back on Tuesday. I am broke and don’t really know what we are going to do. I will contact the social worker and ask for help, but she doesn’t act like she wants to help us any more. I guess Tyler is just old news. I feel so sorry for Tyler.
There are a couple of hospitals that want to see Tyler. I aM trying to get the letter from Dr. Oneal, saying that he doesn’t know what else to do to help Tyler and get them to refer Tyler to go to one of these hospitals. I still wouldn’t know how to get him there. Our money is gone once again. It’s all in God’s hands. Please ask God to help Tyler. I am afraid that Tyler is going to have a life time of suffering. Please sign Tyler’s page. We still count it as a prayer for Tyler and our family.