Archive for December, 2008
Well, Tyler’s not feeling so well he has a real bad cold. It seems to be a little better today. We are still waiting to hear from John Hopkins about his jaw surgery. Tyler is having lots of trouble chewing. His jaw hurts and gets sore from trying to chew. He still has pain in his legs. We were told that scar tissue was making his leg hurt and that part of the scaring would have to be removed. Always some thing going on with Tyler.
Our children are still enjoying all their Christmas. You all are just so awesome. We thank God for each of you. Tyler really liked all the cards and thanks all the schools and others that sent them to him.
Keep praying; Tyler has a long way to go yet. He’s facing many surgeries as he grows. Be sure to visit the guest book and let us know you stopped by with another prayer.
Tyler loves his teacher that comes to the house and is doing really good with his school work
A lot of people have ask that we leave Tylers page, so until Caring Bridge says to remove it, we will let it stay active.
Happy New Year we love you all!
New Pictures in Album!!!!
Christmas has been really wonderful. Tyler, Jayden and Nathan have enjoyed everything that they got. Santa was good to them. Tyler has some awesome angels that love and care so much for him. Thank each of you, you know who you are!
We even had dinner sent to us and this was so good. What a wonderful thing to do on Jesus’ Birthday!
We went through all our older toys and gave them away to some other children.
Please keep praying for Tyler. Pray they will be able to do a Titanium Jaw; we don’t want to use any more of his body parts. We think that it would fail just like the other two jaw replacements have. Tyler is in remission but he has so much still wrong with his little body because of the cancer. For now all we can do is wait to hear from the doctors in Maryland.
Once again, we hope you all had a merry Christmas!
More bad news.
The screws in Tyler’s legs are loose, both of them. They said we will have to take him back to MUSC and let Dr. Gross do what needs to be done. Shriners thinks that Dr. Gross should take care of Tyler because they know him and his case. We asked about transfering Tyler, but they gave no response. We called Dr. Gross and he had just had surgery himself, so he won’t be able to see Tyler until the middle of January.
The scar tissue is causing Tyler alot of pain. He needs the surgeon to try to do something with some of the scarring. We have an appointment here to see a surgeon. We are getting the x-rays and sending them to a good friend in NJ. He is a therapist and has some connections that may have some answers for Tyler. I hope so. The jaw x-rays have been sent to Johns Hopkins Hospital. We are praying they will be able to help Tyler.
Tyler says Merry Christmas, and he loves everyone!
Tyler had his scans on Friday. He had to have an IV put in, but they couldn’t find the vein and had to stick him 3 times. He really put up a fight. It made his Mom, Ashley, cry. Tyler understands that it is for his own good. The scans have been sent to Dr. Rodriguez at Johns Hopkins. Now we wait and pray. Tyler will go to Shriners on Friday about his legs.
Thanks to each of you who have sent things to Tyler. He really loves the snail mail. If anyone would like to send a card our address is:
Tyler Tucker c/o Darlene Cox
PO Box 14386 Greenville, SC 29610
Thanks for making Christmas wonderful for our boys. We love you all.
Tyler has a new Caringbridge page. It is:
The page you are viewing will be left up for a month or two and then we will take it down. Please visit us at Tyler’s new website and leave a message in his guestbook letting him know you were there.