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

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ahhhh, I tell you minion, there's no place like evil lair

Couldn't resist using a quote from one of our favorite movies.  You get a prize if you know what that is from. ; )  Yes we watch a lot of kid movies around here.
We got home about 11:00 last night and then waited up for our favorite nurse to come by and give Ty his IV antibiotics.  It took Ty some time after she left to finally fall asleep cause his lip was slowly bleeding, and I think in a strange way it took some adjusting to be in his own bed again. 
Yesterday before Ty left the hospital they had someone from Wound care come up and see him.  She looked at his lip and said, oh, that's just dried blood.  She gave us some cream to soften it up so his scab will go away and they will be able to see how it is doing underneath the scab at his appointment next week.  His lip already looks a ton better!  Here is a pic of it last night after we got home...the white is just the cream.
It bled a little on the way home...hence the dried blood all over his face.  I know it looks nasty, but you quickly learn in this business when to bother your 4 year old and when to leave him alone.
Dad did clean it up a little later cause he was rubbing it all over his face.
He's just been his good old self this morning.  Merin sure is happy to have her buddy back.  I got a tip from another cancer mama that baby leg warmers make good picc line covers.  That way it won't get caught and pulled as easily...seems to be working really well so far.  He's very excited that there are some ninja and guitar ones on their way from amazon.
His lip bled a little throughout the night, it's weird to see a little bloody handprint on your kid's bed in the morning. (don't worry, it never started bleeding profusely, just kind of leaked...believe me we were checking)  But it looks so much better this morning!  The part of the scab that is attached to his lip is already so much smaller, even than it was last night and so far underneath is just healthy pink lip.  Yay!!  (the white is just the softening cream)  We can't wait until that big hunk of dried blood falls off...I'm sure Tyson can't wait either.
It is so fun to be 'normal'!  Other than meds and being cautious about germs and stuff we are hoping to just be normal and boring for a while! 
And the best news?...we didn't have to come home on neupogen shots! Yay!


  1. I am going with Megamind. What do I win?

  2. Amy, I've been thinking about you a ton lately! First, we had a great time with Bud and Erin and Lauren and Jimmy! They are a hoot. Especially when playing Celebrity. Ahmed's in Afghanistan and since he's been there, we've been one minor disaster after another.. all very minor, but yesterday after spending 6 hours at the concussion clinic with Aliya we ended up in the ER with Zane. I kept thinking if I survived the day, you would be proud of me. It kicked my booty, but we're all good today. No appendectomy.. We're all good. YOU ARE AMAZING! It is very humbling to be related to you.. Sending lots of love to TY!

    1. Juliette! I know just when you think hey I'm doing good with this whole deployment thing a lot of other things come in and rain on your parade. Way to stay tough mama! and thanks! :)