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, July 27, 2013

Clinic, Crazy Fun July

 Super Ty!!  We have had a super busy July!
 (Ty with his favorite story...he has lots of stuffed animal friends on his bed...each one with its own unique story)  I haven't had a chance to update and I have to admit in my last update about the doctor appointment I didn't divulge all of the details about that appointment at the doctor's office to see what was going on with his mouth sores.  We didn't want to be overly dramatic or sound paranoid so we kept the part to ourselves that the lab technician found an abnormal white cell that neither she or the doctor could identify.  It had him concerned and he said if you weren't going to clinic on Friday I would probably send you down there earlier. 
 So needless to say I spent the week preparing to stay at Primary children's just in case that 'abnormal white cell' turned out to be something sinister...after all a Leukemia cell is called a blast and is just that, an abnormal immature white cell. 
 Of course part of that preparation was taking lots of pictures of his current cuteness so you get to see some of them...including my favorite...
Soooo to avoid keeping you in suspense any longer his oncologist was sure it was nothing and sure enough they found nothing abnormal in his CBC.  His pediatrician from home called me on my way home from Utah to get an update.  I appreciate his concern so much.  The only thing weird on his CBC was that the immature granulocytes were a tad high.  I wonder if that is what they saw in the original CBC and just didn't know what it was.  Who knows.
 Getting spoiled at clinic while he waits for his chemo.  Thanks to countless people and organizations, Tyson thinks having cancer is fun.  I'm glad that is what his memories will be of this whole thing.
Had to get his cookie while we waited for meds at the pharmacy.  His visit was normal and quick and everything looked good.  He grew a little taller but didn't gain weight...probably because of that little stomach flu he had so no worries.  He told me when we got in the car that he was going to stay awake the whole trip home this time...about 10 minutes later he was sound asleep.  for my records:  WBC 3.2 (low but normal for Ty), HGB 11.3 (just a hair low), HCT 34.1 (normal), RBC 3.95 (normal), PLTS 283 (normal), ANC 1200 (low but great for him so his at home chemo pill dosages stay the same) Immature Granulocytes 0.6 (high) 
 Monday after clinic we went to Lagoon through Make-A-Wish and Give Kids the World.  Have I ever mentioned that Ty LOVES roller coasters?  He was sad that he was too short to go on the really big ones but had so much fun anyway.  This pic is of the ride Bombora which is fun.
 Lagoon has so many rides!! and we were there on a Monday so it wasn't crowded, we had a great time!  Thank you Lagoon!!!
 In July we also played with lots of cousins...
 Went to Cherry Hill through Give Kids the World/Make a Wish also (Thank you Cherry Hill!!) ...
Had tank wars with fireworks...
Went swimming at Lava,
 Went camping...
Ziplining!!!  This is Ty and his daddy having so much fun!...
 Thanks Uncle Bud for the awesome closeup!...
Floating the river at Lava...
And we did another yard sale for our CureSearch walk in October. 
Thank you so much to the people who donated stuff!  We are so excited to help cancer kids of the future in our own teeny tiny way. 
Thanks for checking in with us!  We are so relieved and grateful that he is doing so well!!

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