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

Saturday, April 28, 2012


So Ty's lip oozed clear yellow liquid all night, which woke him up a few times cause it would drip into his mouth.  He still has a fever and the lip went from this yesterday afternoon...
 to this last night...
 And  below is what it looks like this morning...
 The doc cultured it and is ordering some nubain for the pain.  I won't lie, this is scaring me a little.  His body has no way of fighting this infection off...and it is obviously resistant to the zosyn.  I'm glad the doc was here already cause I'd be going crazy right now if we were just waiting while this thing spread.  :( 
So they are starting him on another antibiotic called vancomycin and starting acyclovir just in case it is herpes.  They did a swab for that too.  He is also getting platelets today, and his hematocrit is lower today too so he'll probably get a blood transfusion tomorrow depending on how low it goes.  Hopefully the vanco takes care of his lip.  Doc McInturff also talked to PCMC oncology to make sure they agreed with what he was doing.  Sooo glad Dr. Mcinturff was on this week. : )
Counts today: WBC 0.5, RBC 2.37, HGB 7, HCT 21.3, (they usually transfuse when its under 20) PLTS 13, ANC 10 (anything under 100 is considered zero)  He got his nubane and he's sleeping now, hopefully I can get him to eat something before the nubane wears off.    Thanks for the prayers.


  1. Poor Ty. I hate seeing him go through all this. What a trooper he is. Hugs to Ty. Prayers to you and your family.

  2. Oh my goodness! That looks so painful!! Prayers your way!!