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, May 6, 2012

lippety lip lip Daddy's Here!!

Daddy's home!!  Now that he is here I can tell you that he was gone this entire month except for one day.  We don't like to broadcast that kind of stuff on a public blog.  He was doing some military training.  Ty is excited to have him here, he is much funner and funnier than momma. : )  We haven't heard from the docs today but our plan right now is for Brady to stay with him for a couple of days and I'll go home and then come back depending on what we hear about when they are going to release Ty.
 Ty was looking at his Elmo balloon and wondering if they made a oscar the grouch doll like the elmo doll he got while he was here.  He's never seen Sesame Street but I told him about oscar the grouch and he thinks he's funny.  So daddy brought him an oscar the grouch doll.
 So I really hate to admit this, but now that I've seen his lip this morning I might have to say the Infectious disease guy might be right.  His scab has spread to a part of his lip where there wasn't any trauma that I know of.
See how it is moving to the left?  The ID guy thinks there is something going on that is making his capillaries react and grow a bigger scab than it should.  I am discouraged today to see that he might be right.  I am hoping that his lip just bled a little and that extra scab is just from that but it really looks like it is attached to the lip, not just dried blood.  And there is no blood on his pillow. Ugh.  That also means that if it is growing on all the meds he's on right now I don't think that is a very good sign.  Booooo.  Hoping it is nothing.  We'll see when some docs come round. 
You gotta love hospital church...it's half an hour long and we don't have to dress up...looking forward to that if Ty lets us go. I'll update more when we find out more...
Counts for May 6: WBC 2.1 up a little, RBC 3.58 same, HGB 10.2 same, HCT 30.1 sameish, PLTS 59 lower, ANC 0 same...ugh...
They are going to teach Brady how to do neupogen shots today cause I really don't want to do it.  I'll do the dressing change on his arm, but not too fond of giving my kid shots.  Neither is Brady but he's at least done IV's on army guys and stuff so he said he'll do it. Bleh


  1. So glad Brady could be there to make things a little easier for you. Having your husband there to let you cry for a minute while they hold you and 100% know how you are feeling some how makes things seem just a little bit better. I bet Tyson is so happy to see his daddy and have him there for a few days with him. I'm so sorry things are not going as you had hoped and that poor Tyson is having such a hard time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day.

  2. Oh man! Crazy about the lip of his. I really hope that you guys can get it figured out soon! And yeah for daddies! They are the best!