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

Sunday, January 15, 2012

First day of Primary!

Happy Sunday! No tv on Sundays at our house except for church movies...so I think the kids are doing an experiment right now on who can break a bone first...they are sliding down the stairs in sleeping bags.  Good thing we only have half size sets of stairs : ) 
Happy to announce...

Ty went to primary (Sunday school for kids) today!  He has been nervous about going back cause it has been so long since he has been.  And let's face it, going home right after Sacrament meeting instead of going to two more hours of class is pretty fun to a 3 year old : ) The leaders had him come up to the front and welcomed him back and he was pretty excited about that.  Brady went with him to the first part, and then he got to take his mask off and go by himself to his class with just the kids his age.  He took the hand sanitizer with him. : )  His teacher said he was good and he was in a good mood when I picked him up.  I think he enjoyed it!  yay!  Even Merin was excited to go to class with me and was pretty good considering she is 2.  It was really nice to be in Sunday school and Relief Society (class for women).
Not sure about next week...he'll be back on steroids : (  but we'll see how he is feeling and just kind of play it by ear. 

Angry bird twins : )

Still enjoying our break. We go back to PCMC to start maintenance on Tuesday the 17th.  He is still on a lucky charms/ bread with mayo streak but is feeling pretty good I think.  It has been 18 days since he got chemo.  His ears are pink and he's playing with the other kids and just seems to be pretty normal right now.  I've been weaning him off of constant tv lately, we get in the habit of that when he doesn't feel good.  It's fun to watch him play. 

It has been interesting to watch his different phases of food likes and dislikes and cravings through this whole thing.  Chemo and steroids do weird things to your tastebuds and cravings.  The other day I ordered pizza and while we were waiting he asked if he could have some lucky charms.  I looked at his skinny little self and said, 'Okay, but only cause you have cancer you little spoiled guy'.  He replied, "I'm four, I'm a big spoiled guy" he he : )  When the pizza came he cut up his piece with a pizza cutter, took all of the cheese off, and then ate a piece of bread with mayo on it.  Certain foods that he craves at some points in treatment he can't get himself to eat in other phases.  CHIPs...Cancer Has It's Priveleges... one of them is that you get to eat what you want, when you want. 
A three year old boy from Bountiful just passed away this week from A.L.L.  We never met him but know of him through an online cancer fighter group.  Our hearts break for their family, and it brings fresh the reality of what Tyson is fighting.  This boy was almost done with treatment and relapsed, the Leukemia took over too strong and too fast and there was nothing the docs could do about it.  It's a blessing and a curse, having the possible death of your child on your mind really reminds you to hug and cuddle and love..and not sweat the stuff that doesn't matter.  It sounds a little dramatic and even a little crazy cause he is doing so well with his treatment, but the painful thoughts, tears, and what-ifs still cross our minds occasionally.  Thank the Heavens that we have the gospel of Peace to lean on cause without that comfort and faith in the Lord I think I would literally go crazy.

On a lighter note...  Ty loves stories...in the top clip he is 'reading' one of his favorites.  (not sure why the camera wouldn't stay focused...sorry about that.)  In the bottom clip he sings the ABC's with Merin.  


  1. It was so nice to see him in primary today! During our wecome song he literally looked at me almost the whole song...I couldn't help but have tears spring to my eyes. I hope his counts stay high and he does well through this treatment phase.

  2. You really have such adorable kiddos! I loved how Merin was singing so beautifully in sunday school today, so cute. Glad to her Ty got to go to primary today!

  3. Ha! Matthew really enjoyed those videos. He sang the ABC's with them. Very cute.