Tyler is doing well, he sees Dr. Rodriguez tomorrow and if he says that it’s okay, we will go home on Friday. Tyler’s really wanting to be home. He’s still on a lot of pain medication. We will take Tyler home and try to make things normal for him. He will get to spend Christmas with his brothers and Nathan. And we thank God for all the many blessings that he has given us. And for all of you that have prayed so hard for him. God hears your prayers

Tyler’s neck is still bleeding and he has to keep gauze on it. His neck was cut two inches further than the last time. His legs are doing well. He cannot walk, but I think he will in a few weeks. Tyler said he missed his homebound teacher Mrs. Bright. We called her and Tyler talked to her. He loves Mrs. Bright. He also wanted to talk to Debbie at Courageous Kids. He wanted to tell her he loved her. She was so surprised. She loves TyTy so much.

He’s such a trooper and Dr. Rodriguez said he was so proud of Tyler. He says Tyler will have to have more surgery in about three months, but that he sees a bright future for Tyler. I hate that not all the surgery was done, so now Tyler could get a break, but Dr. Rodriguez is doing what’s best for Tyler. He said this is a temporary fix, that the plastic fixture he put in cannot stay in TyTy’s jaw. He said pray hard that if the bone from dad works, Tyler may never need another surgery after the next one is done. Or at least not until he’s a lot bigger.

The Medicaid wouldn’t pay for Tyler to get a walker. They said that we had to pay up front for one, and we did finally get a wheel chair. We ended up paying for Tyler’s medication, so we only could get what he had to have until he gets back to SC, so his Medicaid will pay for it. They told us at the hospital that they didn’t have a contract with SC Medicaid for medication. Anyway, it’s taken care of.

We were spending thirty dollars a day at the hospital for dinner. It was really high cost there. We were using our Subway gift cards for lunch. Ashley said she never wants to see a sub again.

We are so grateful that people cared about Tyler and our family and have helped us.

This nice lady Katrina and her husband brought us dinner one night to the hospital. She’s from Coles Foundation. She was so sweet, and we loved her visit. She also brought us a donation and balloons for Tyler. We sure thank her and are so grateful. We thank all of you for all your prayers, love and support, no matter what you did, we thank you. Tyler has a long way to go, so please keep him in your prayers.

We will be getting ready for the next surgery, so we still need donations and prayers. If you would like to help Tyler and his family, please donate at tylertucker.com or use my pay pal, . Also, you can send in mail.

I promise all the money goes in to Tyler’s account for his medical care and trips to Maryland. These trips really cost. Tyler will have to come back to Maryland in three or four weeks for a checkup this is a long way, but Dr. Rodriguez said he has to see him. Tyler will have a doctor in Greenville that will check him also, but cannot treat.
We were not able to get a flight back home, so Papa had to drive all the way here with Nathan, and will be driving us home. It took him eleven hours to get here. We sure thank the flights of hope for getting us here. We were told that Tyler’s jaw had so much infection, that if we had waited another day getting here, he possibly could have died.

Also please pray for Tyler’s buddy Dylan Kirby. He’s having jaw surgery on Dec 15 at MUSC of Charleston. He’s 16 and needs your prayers.

I am doing great. I walked up to the market place today and wasn’t even tired. Last time I walked, I couldn’t hardly breath and wasn’t able to walk around the place after I got there. I still have a lot to lose, but losing seventy pounds sure has helped me. I have gone from a 4x to x-large, and I feel so much better.

Pease hug your children what if this was your child. I pray you will never have to see your child go through what Tyler has. And it’s not over.

So please pray, pray, pray. Thank you all for all the prayers.

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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