Archive for August, 2009

Thank all of you for your love and helping me get my new jaw.

Tyler with His New Jaw

Tyler with His New Jaw


Hi everyone,

Tyler is at home. He has been doing well, but did have a lot of pain yesterday.Tyler also fell trying to get out of my car.

His face looks good but he still has to have a lot more surgery. We go back to Maryland on October 22nd to see Dr. Rodriguez. He will tell us then when the next surgery will be.

We have to take Tyler back to MUSC for his legs. They had to cut Tyler’s leg again to get muscle and vein tissue for his face. There is a long cut from his knee to his hip, but it is not very wide like in the other surgeries.

Tyler’s jaw was cut from ear to ear. They also removed some of his few teeth. Now he only has about three. I hope they will be eventually able to make Tyler some teeth.

Tyler is also in a wheelchair because he cannot walk. Hoping this will get better soon. He still has along way to go. Tyler will be home bound for the whole year.

I want to thank God. We had a really hard time at first. I though Tyler wasn’t going to make it. He was not breathing own his own. He also was swallowing till he looked as if he would burst. All I could do to help him was pray, so I prayed, and God heard our prayers.

Thank each of you for your prayers love, support of Tyler and our family. Because you all care so much Tyler lives.Tyler also got a quilt from Coles Quilts. It is beautiful and he loves it, thank you. I can’t name everyone, so just know how much we appreciate all of you. We still have a long way to go but I still think God sent Dr. Rodriguez to Tyler. He’s a great surgeon and I think he will someday give Tyler some sort of a normal life.

Any one that wants to help Tyler can donate to any Sun Trust Bank in SC just by giving the name Tyler Tucker. If you are out of state, you can donate here at You can also send donations to Tyler’s PayPal address, .

While donations help us pay for Tyler’s doctor’s appointments and the cost of gas bringing him for treatment, what Tyler really needs is your prayers. Thank you all so much!

Hi Everyone.

Tyler is doing great and his face looks so good. He’s doing so well that the doctor said we can take him to the RMD House tomorrow and stay there a few days and then Tyler can go home to

The doctor is thrilled at the recovery Tyler has had and said Tyler is the best paitent he ever had. He has a doctor waiting on Tyler in Greenville. We don’t know about the legs yet. We may have to return to MUSC for that.

Thanks for all the prayers. That is why Tyler has done so well (although he still has that virus). Thank you all so much.

Posted by Jessica for George Cox, Tyler’s grandpa.

Hi Everyone,

Tyler is doing really good. He gets the drain tube out to day and gets moved out onto the regular floor. He can’t talk or eat as of yet and can’t walk. We are working on that. Tyler got a visit from MIRACLE KIDS today and we were so happy to see them and really apercate them. They helped with a donation. Thank you Sandy.

I truly believe that God placed Dr. Rodriquez in Tyler’s life; that Tyler has been used to save so many other children. Look at all they have learned at MUSC from Tyler. What a blessing. His little face looks so good. Thank you Jesus. Thanks to a lot of people that have made this happen for TyTy.

GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU and thanks to all the people like Jessica that has help so much with updating and making a donation. WE LOVE YOU AND TYLER IS ON THE WAY TO RECOVERY!

He will be in a regular room tonight. I will post the phone number and address as soon as I can get on line again.

Here is Tylers new address at the hospital:
Tyler Tucker
c/o University of Maryland Med Center
22 S. Greene St.
Baltimore Md.21201
Pediatrics 5th floor Room 12

He has stepped down from intensive care but will still be moving again as he gets better. He had a reaction to medicine and went into withdrawl. For two days he was seeing things bugs flying saying wierd things and fighting…just wore himself out. He’s okay now. They have changed the medication. His face looks great and I am so proud of him and Dr. Rodriguez. Tyler still has that virus I think they called Mercy.

Your prayers are working and I really think he is improving fast.
Thank each of you and please keep praying!
We love you all. He has lots of stitches and he cannot walk yet or eat, but hasn’t gotten a feeding tube yet. If Tyler keeps improving I don’t think he will be here long!

Dr. Rodriguez says Tyler is doing well and will have his doctors waiting in Greenville. The staff are all wonderful and treating us really well. Tyler loves mail so we welcome all cards.

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