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, December 12, 2012

CBC, Make-A-Wish, & The Truth 365 Documentary

Ty got a CBC Monday night to see how his numbers are since they adjusted his chemo pill dosage at his last appointment.  His ANC is going up a little bit. ANC 700, WBC 2.5, HCT 35.5, PLT 343  I haven't heard from clinic yet so we don't know if they want his doses to continue at the same level or not but I'm assuming they'll just keep it the same.
 He did pretty good with his steroid pulse this time.  I didn't really see much difference in him other than reacting to things with more emotion than usual.  His brother was on a 5 day stint of steroids at the same time for asthma.  For some reason they gave him a liquid which tasted horrible and he was a really good sport when Tyson wanted to administer it. Ty loves it when someone else has to do something medicalish...he was happy to watch all of us except him get our flu shots last week. (He got his at the same time his new port went in so he could get it while he was 'under')
Some wish granters from Make-A-Wish stopped by with gifts for all of the kids last Thursday!!  Tyson got to declare his wish to go to meet Mater and Buzz & Woody and go to Disney World and I filled out so much paperwork that I forgot to take a picture.  The kids (okay all of us) are very excited.  We went to high school with his wish granters and found out that their son is an 8 year survivor of A.L.L.!  Make-A-Wish Idaho posted Ty's picture and wish on their facebook page a couple of days ago. 
Making faces at dad...Merry Christmas!  His next appointment is after Christmas so if everything continues to go awesome we won't update until then.  Thanks for checking in!

 I'm going to embed a new documentary that just came out on Childhood Cancer just in case you are interested in watching it.
(I know I know I talk about the lack of funding and horrors of childhood cancer waaaayyyy too much, I just dont want to miss anybody, especially people who donate money to major cancer fundraisers thinking they are helping children when they aren't.  I was completely clueless before Ty was diagnosed so I assume most everyone else is too)
It is a true documentary, as in an hour long so go get some popcorn.  I share it in the hopes that everybody will get a glimpse of what we have seen and will help us be a voice for these kids.  It gives you some simple steps to take to help be a voice even now when funds for everyone is very limited. 

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