Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Peaceful Day

After all of the ups and downs of the past few days, we were very thankful that today was a fairly quiet day. We met with our doctor this morning and learned that she is very pleased with the progress that Tyler is making. She tantalized us with promises that he might be able to get the neck catheter removed tomorrow (if Tyler's kidneys can keep up with their workload).

In the early afternoon, we watched our (my!) favorite MLS team take on the Kansas City Wizards. I'll refrain from posting the result, just in case you didn't see the game. But... I will say that the Sounders played pretty well today. Tyler and our afternoon nurse were laughing at how "involved" I was with the game. I definitely lean toward the "fanatic" side of fan!

Andrea decided that Tyler had us all under control and decided to head home for a day or two. She has been a rock over the last few stressful days!

Last night, Gump stopped in to say "hi" and bring us anything we'd forgotten at home. When he came by, Tyler was sleeping so it was pretty low key. :) Eventually, Tyler woke up and the guys watched the baseball game together.

This afternoon, we had a fabulous visit from Kate and Scott. I meant to take a picture of the three of us dressed up in gowns and masks and gloves (because Tyler is still in isolation), but forgot to do it before they left.

All in all, we had a very enjoyable day. A couple of nurses from earlier in the week checked in on Tyler and were pleased to see him looking so well. He's starting to regain some strength and be able to move around a little bit. It's strange how just a few days of laying in bed can take away so much of your strength.

Tyler says that he loves you all very much. He can feel all of the prayers and best wishes surrounding him. He had the time to read the recent e-mails and blog comments today and was very moved by how many people had taken the time to send encouraging notes.

We are on Day 3 of our 5 day chemo cycle and he is handling it well. We thank you for everything you did to help us get back on track.


  1. oh phew!
    I've been keeping Tyler in my thoughts these past few days, and will continue to. What an amazing tough guy he is! I'm sure that positive energy from you could do nothing but help! Yay Sounders!

  2. What a wonderful and peaceful day...keep up the good work you deserve all wonderful peaceful days. Lynda Loland

  3. Only 2 more days of chemo...hang in there and stay strong...positive thoughts being sent your way. - Mikel

  4. T-bone,

    Here's some movie quotes to lift your spirits:

    Lloyd Christmas: "Mock, . . . ING. Bird, . . . ING, Yeah, . . . Yeah . . ."

    Lloyd Christmas: "Excuse me, Flo? What's the soup du jour?"

    Flo: "It's the soup of the day."

    Lloyd Christmas: "That sounds good. I'll have that."

    Thinking of you night and day,

    Mark & Vicki