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

Friday, May 18, 2012

Dressing Change on Dad, Back off Chemo

 We said goodbye to the picc line today.  His oncologist wanted it out as soon as he was done with the vancomycin because of the positive strep blood culture last Thursday.
 His nurse just cut the stiches and pulled it out...no big deal.  Getting the dressing off was way more annoying than pulling the line out.
We had a little fun with the dressing today.  We got the idea from another cancer kid to let Ty do a dressing change on someone else.  Dad volunteered and when Ty put it on his arm and took it right back off it didn't hurt that bad so he did a few more, including down on the hairy part of his arm.  I'll post the video of Tegaderm application and ripping off number 7... I'm sure by this time it was more like what it feels like on Ty's raw sore skin when it gets washed with alcohol and chloraprep.  It was pretty funny that Merin also knew exactly what to do...

He had a CBC today and ANC is 300.  That means he is back off chemo after only being on it for three days...?  Not sure what is going on with that.  I guess we'll see what his counts are next Friday and go from there. for my records: WBC 1.9, PLTS 199, HGB  9.7, HCT 26.7, hematocrit is getting pretty low too, but now that he's not on chemo that should recover pretty good so we won't do a transfusion for now.
Not sure why his finger tips look like this.  Those little pin-pric dots showed up when his hands were wet, they don't really show as much when his hands are dry.  Must be a side effect of one of the meds he's on or something.


  1. So Braiden and Maggie are laughing their heads off and they DON'T have any idea what he is doing! They are saying..."Mom, do TyTy laughing again!" Thanks for the entertainment Brady

  2. That looks like Hand-Foot-Mouth. Maybe you should look into it.

  3. that video is so funny. i love how he was laughing while his dad is being a good sport about it