Tyson's Brave Battalion

Tyson's Brave Battalion
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” ~Samuel Johnson

Monday, November 7, 2011

Recovery from Delayed Intensification

Hop on Pop...This is what happens when I make everyone turn off the TV : )  Tyson wanted to have a turn on the bottom of the dog pile...hmmm...how do we explain to him that all the cancer treatment won't do any good if he gets squished to death...

And so we compromised

Ty is now done with chemo treatments for this phase!! Yay!!  He is still napping in the day sometimes...(which I don't mind he he he)...but that means his red counts are probably still low.  We won't know until he gets a CBC tomorrow, he hasn't had one since Halloween. 
That's when we will find out if we get to go to the St. Baldricks event that my cousins are holding for him in Logan.  If his counts are high enough to be 'safe', we are hoping to be able to go.  They were inspired by Ty to do a fundraising event for Childhood Cancer and MANY of them are shaving their heads for the cause...including a 6 year old!!  I hope you are as inspired by that as I am...I couldn't resist adding a little donation myself to his page. : )  Click on the gray words above for more info about it.

Soooo he's feeling pretty good, munchin on one of his favorites...sweet pork burrito...and we are enjoying the break before he starts his next phase of chemo next week. 

Nice snow angel eh?  I didn't even know he knew what that was until he asked me if he could go outside and make one.

Fast Sunday...he still wanted the traditional Sunday biscuits and gravy even though everyone else wasn't eating this morning...so we made a small batch just for the little kiddies

Have we mentioned how fun it is to have daddy home??  Thanks for the love, prayers, concern, and donations!!  Knowing that you care lifts us when we are down.
P.S.  I'll probably just add an update to this post when we find out the results of his blood test tomorrow...

UPDATE: Nov 8th...DANG IT!! Ty's ANC is 200, that means he still basically has no immune system and it is dangerous to have him around other people even if they aren't sick. Germs that a normal person can fight off without even knowing they have them can wreak havoc on someone who is neutropenic, I know, big word that basically means no immune system. Waaaaaaa. I don't have his other stats written down cause they called me with them when we were out, but here's roundabout what they are: PLTS 106, HCT 27, (both of those numbers are low, but not low enough for a transfusion. ..yay!) WBC 1.4


  1. Love the Dog pile! Yay for a little break! I will continue to keep you all in my prayers and hope everyone stays happy and healthy!

  2. Boo on the low count :( If you can't be there in person you guys are TOTALLY there in spirit.

    I love the dog pile and the picture of the bald piano players :)