Archive for April, 2011

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c/o Darlene Cox
85 Cool Springs Church Rd
Travelers Rest SC
Donate – at any South Carolina Bank by using the name Darlene Cox for Tyler Tucker,Greenville SC


I will have to try to raise money so Tyler can get all the medical treatments he needs. Just getting him home will cost a lot with gas over three dollars a gallon and George and Nathan will be coming 635 miles each way. Any amount will count up, even if it’s only a dollar.

Tyler has to come go home when they release him and then have surgery on his left leg to remove screws that are holding his foot to his leg. Then we have to come back to Maryland in six weeks for the jaw and leg to be checked. Then we will be coming back for a right leg surgery in six months. l hope Tyler will be able to fly by then.

There is no chance of getting insurance on Tyler. Medicaid has been a pain in the but to get them to pay for things. They wouldn’t Even pay for transport because we were from a state that doesn’t pay the same rate Maryland gets. I think all the air planes that are big enough for a gurney have to be paid for.

We thank the Children Flight of Hope for getting us up here. It’s a shame that Tyler wouldn’t be able to get through the little door so he could fly back. We just can’t take the chance of hurting Tyler’s leg and jaw. His leg must remain perfectly straight.

Tyler’s doing okay, but he is still bleeding from his mouth and having nose bleeds. He is also getting sick to his stomach, throwing up, but lots better than he was.

WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE CANCER SOCIETY


FROGgin’ (F.R.O.G. – Fully Rely On God)

for

Tyler


Tyler Tucker c/o Darlene Cox
PO BOX 14386
Greenville, SC 29610

by Cathy Culpepper on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 1:27am

Sorry this update is late but I was out for the night and just got home.

Talked with Darlene around 8:00pm and she said Tyler was released from the hospital and transferred to The Ronald McDonald House around 7:00 pm. They are worried it was a bit early but Dr. Rodriguez was out of town and one of his partners released him. They think Tyler was released because they have SC Medicaid and it doesn’t cover all the charges in Maryland. They wish they didn’t have to struggle with the differences in Medicaid between the two states but will do whatever they have to in order to make things better for Tyler.

The other doctor did check Tyler over good and said the symptoms he is having is normal for this type of surgery. He is still bleeding a good bit from his mouth. Tyler hasn’t been able to sit up for long and still hasn’t eaten but a half cup of jello. Tyler is a little guy anyway and needs to eat but they know that will come with time.

The hospital would not transport Tyler to The Ronald McDonald House. His Medicaid wouldn’t pay for transportation so one of the nurses wrapped him in lots of blankets and helped his Mom get him to The Ronald McDonald House. My understanding was the two of them pushed him four blocks to The Ronald McDonald House. This had to be tough on all of them.

Tyler’s next appointment with the Doctor is Thursday, April 7, 2011. At that time, they will know how Tyler’s progress is going and hopefully when the family can come home.

Please keep praying for Tyler. He still has a long way to go. It’s so hard on his Mom and Nanny to watch him lay there bleeding from his mouth, not able to eat, and unable to move much. BUT, he still has not complained once. What a trooper!!!


FROGgin’ (F.R.O.G. – Fully Rely On God)

for

Tyler


Tyler Tucker c/o Darlene Cox
PO BOX 14386
Greenville, SC 29610

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