Things here are not good. Tyler had a bad night. He had some pain yesterday.

They tried to take the breathing tube out but he couldn’t breathe on his own. After many tries, he finally did start to breathe on his own, thank God.

They cut Tyler from one side of his ear almost to the other ear and grafted skin from his leg and hip to fill in his jaw. They also took the rods out of tiles’ leg where it had been broken in the last operation. The only trouble is that all he put into Tyler’s jaw cannot stay but has to come out. It’s a temporary fix, for up to a year.

Dr. Rodriguez said he couldn’t do the bone transplant because the medication Tyler would have to take after could cause him. So before that surgery, Tyler has to be tested. They are running a test today to get Tyler’s blood to get a positive reading on Tyler’s blood. Dr. Rodriguez said that he wants to do the bone transplant in three months (that was supposed to have been done yesterday). Dr. Rodriguez said that until everything is right, he would not take a chance on Tyler getting that cancer back and it killing him.

Please pray for us. Tyler is at the Baltimore, MD hospital ICU children’s floor. Our address here is

PHONE 1-410-366-4024, ROOM 211

Most of all, we need your prayers. The surgery Tyler had yesterday was 16 hours. I don’t know how long he will be in ICU.

ANY ONE THAT CAN DONATE, PLEASE DO. If you don’t want to send money, please send gift cards.

Thank you to everyone who has donated. You are saving Tyler’s life.

Ashley got three little slices of turkey, mac and cheese, and scoop of rice. It was almost nine dollars. We had to get a cab to get to store and it was $15 there and $15 back. We also have to pay for some medication that Tyler and Ashley had to have. Medicaid wouldn’t pay because it’s out of state. It will pay on Tyler’s as long as he’s in the hospital. When he comes to the RMD House, it won’t pay for his medication, so yes, we need money. I don’t even know how we will get Tyler home when it’s time. I don’t know if he can fly because of the flight jerking on landing and takeoff. I’ll have to rent a car, maybe to get him home. We’ll worry about that later. He’s sure not going anywhere for a while. I’m going right now to the hospital that Ashley stayed in last night. I will update more as soon as i get more information.

If you live in Maryland, drop by and visit Tyler.
Thank you all, we love you!

I sure am missing my little Nathan, Ethan and Jayden, Papa too. Richie is taking really good care of them, but it sure hurts to be away from my boys.

Pray, pray, pray for Tyler and our family.

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



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

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