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The doctors in Maryland called yesterday talked to Ashley. They still want to use the hipbone to replace the jaw on Jan. 24. They said that they now have a tub of some kind that they didn’t have before and that there is a possibility that it will help with the surgery. They said the surgery will be a rough one, but it will help Tyler with some of the horrible pain he’s been having.

Tyler will have to have a pain pump in his hip along with all the pain medication. The doctor also told Ashley that this is still a temporary fix and that Tyler will have to keep having these surgeries all his life to keep him from hurting and to let him be able to eat and function. There is no permanent fix for Tyler’s jaw.

Oh, how I hurt for my TyTy. Please pray for him. It’s all in god’s hands. I am asking god to please wrap his arms around Tyler and keep him safe. Tyler will be in Maryland three weeks or longer. We have the Ronald McDonald house set up for a month. It won’t be long until Tyler will have to go to Maryland again. I know god will take care of my boy.

We need donations for Tyler and his surgery. Doctor Rodriguez is not there now and they will be charging us whatever Tyler’s South Carolina Medicaid won’t pay. Please pray that our finances will get better. God is good and will provide a way. God bless each of you and thanks to all Tyler’s angels out there. Without your love, prayers and support, there would be no Tyler. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.

The hard part is that I will be having surgery on Feb. 13 and won’t be able to go with Tyler. My pre op will be Feb. 5. I have to have skin removed from losing so much weight. My doctor also said this would be hard, but that I would be so glad, I had it done. My Medicare has approved it because of large sores where the skin hangs.

I have had a hard week. Christmas is all most here and I had two sweet cousins this week that earned their wings. Ruby Little and my uncle Aron’s 21-year-old grandson, Jason. RIP you will be missed.

Darlene Cox, Tyler tucker
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Hello All,

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had so much to thank God for. Tyler is not feeling well, though. His jaw is giving him a fit. Also, the leg pain is worse. He has an appointment with Dr. Debris on the 4th about his jaw hurting so much. And he has an appointment to see his leg Doctor on the 9th. Ashley said she knows he will have to have more screws put in his legs. His foot is slipping off the big bone again.

Please say a prayer for Tyler. I know he has angels out there that love him so much. We do not know what is going to happen with the Maryland doctors, since Dr. Rodriguez is not there. We received a letter saying that each clinic visit will be two hundred dollars and that doesn’t include the tests or x-rays. Dr. Rodriguez didn’t charge us, but the hospital did.

The hospital accepted SC Medicaid, but that didn’t cover all the bills, so we are expected to pay the rest. We already owe a big bill. I don’t know how long they will keep seeing Tyler. God I am so worried. I don’t know what he’s going to do.

The doctors will do the jaw surgery on the 24th. They will be putting a temporary jaw in. Tyler said he does not want them to take his hipbone for the surgery. I have put it in God’s hands. We cannot find a doctor that will accept Tyler as patient because of all the surgeries he’s had. We have contacted so, so many, no luck.

We will have to drive to Maryland. If any of Tyler angels would have it in their hearts to help with Tyler’s trip, you can donate at:

Pay-Pal –

or mail at:

Darlene Cox for Tyler Tucker

PO BOX 14386

Greenville, SC 29610

I know god will bless you for helping Tyler and his family!

Christmas is coming in about 23 days. I have to trust in God that it will be a good one for Tyler, his brothers and Nathan.

I thank all of Tyler’s angels. I know in my heart that without your love and support, Tyler wouldn’t be here to enjoy this Christmas. This will be surgery number 60 for this sweet little 13-year-old boy.

God bless. Please let your children know how much you love them. We don’t know what tomorrow may bring.

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