Hi everyone,

Well it’s been a long hard week. Our journey with Tyler seems to get better then worse. We have been to the doctor every day this week. Tyler went to see Dr. Olson first because he was having a hard time and could hardly swallow with the pain. He had a rash all over him and wasn’t feeling good at all. His skin was peeling off him.

Dr. Olson said he had strep and that she thought the rash was from that. Well then he said his jaw was hurting and he couldn’t swallow, so back to the doctor. They wanted him to see Dr. Pye, the skin doctor. By this time Tyler was really broken out and peeling really bad. We got there and she said that sometimes leukemia can have a rash like this, so she did a biopsy and took a chunk from Tyler’s stomach.

Tyler screamed during the biopsy because it hurt and the doctor was not sympathetic at all…told him to stop that or he was going to make her stick herself (Tyler should have such problems). He would not have said it hurt if she wasn’t hurting him He ended up with four stitches that will have to be taken out in two weeks.

Anyway, we have to wait two weeks for results. I pray its not cancer. It also could be a lot of other things. She gave us cream to cover his body twice a day. It’s like Vaseline [ yuck ]. He has not been able to return to school.

We went home and got a call from Ashley. She said the air conditioner had made a great big pop. George went down to Tyler’s house and the air conditioner was smoking. Called out a repairman and the darn thing has seen its last days. Couldn’t be fixed and it would cost $3,500 to get a new one (August in SC is no time to be without AC).

The next day on the way to the doctor again, the air conditioner man called back and said after seeing Tyler, there was no way he was charging for his part and would get it for $2,300. Big discount, yes, but where’s the money coming from? So that means no air. That won’t be good for Tyler at all. Can you imagine having that rash and no air? I just have to put it in God’s hands.

Then were were off to see Dr. Bedrux, Tyler’s jaw doctor. He said that he can see and feel Tyler’s jaw pulling to one side that he has to call Dr. Rodriguez in Maryland. There was nothing he could do here in SC to help Tyler. Now we are waiting to here from Dr. Rodriguez. Tyler is now back on pain meds.

After the doctors visit, all four boys were starving so we were off to feed them. Tyler got sick at the Golden Coral, with the other three screaming to stay and eat [ geez! ].

So, Monday we are all ready to start again. Time to see Dr. Becks, the leg doctor who is suppose to set him up for surgery on his legs.Tyler is limping once again. He is also walking bow legged and on the sides of his feet, saying that his legs hurt.

THROUGH ALL THIS I AM BLESSED TO HAVE TYLER WITH US TO BE ABLE TO DO MY BEST FOR HIM AND GIVE HIM MY UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. TO KEEP MY FAITH AND KNOW THAT WHEN THE DEVIL DISHES IT OUT GOD IS THERE TO PUT US BACK ON TRACK.

Photo from Tyler's last surgery in June.

One more thing…Tyler’s mom also suffers and needs your prayers. She’s an awesome mom. Can you imagine having to go through this with your child? Sometimes Jayden feels left out, being too little to understand all that’s going on.

I watched a movie last night called “Letters to God.” It was about a little boy named Tyler that had cancer. I couldn’t finish it. It was too much like what we are going through, except he had a brain tumor. If you have a child with cancer or in remission from cancer, I wouldn’t watch this movie. I had to turn it off. It just made me cry.

Thank you all for your love and support for Tyler. We love you all. He really enjoys all the snail mail. It makes Tyler smile. Thank you for all the cards that children have made for him in bible school. May God send his blessings to each and every one of you.


FROGgin’

for

Tyler


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

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