Wednesday, April 14, 2010

You wanna stick that WHERE?!?

Tyler had a neck catheter installed tonight for his pheresis process. It's a scary thing when someone tells you that they are going to stick a tube into the vein in your neck, but it is even worse when they do it before the lidocaine kicks in. Thankfully he survived the experience and has been promised a pain pill to get over the trauma of it.

***oops... Maybe I spoke too soon. The surgeon just came back to take another look at Tyler's neck catheter. ***

They plan to start the pheresis soon and it should take about 4 hours. After that, they will start Tyler's chemo regimen. They are watching him like a hawk and testing his blood and vitals often. Hopefully nothing changes for the worse and they get through the immediate crisis.

Thanks for the comments to the blog and e-mails of encouragement. We are so very thankful to know that Tyler is loved and that you all wish him well as much as we do.

I'll try to update more as we know more, but I suspect my next post will be in the morning. Thanks again for the offers of help and love and prayers.


  1. Dear Tyler and Mandy,
    I am so sorry to hear all of this is happening. I will pray for both of you to find the courage and strength to face this scariness. God bless you both. I will be thinking of you. Sending big hugs to you both. Diane

  2. Did Tyler tell them where they could stick it ? Much love to both of you

    Hans & Cynthia

  3. Mikel (Lignoski) DaenenApril 15, 2010 at 7:11 AM

    Mandy - Hang in there! No matter how hard, your posts are very apreciated to the outside world. Thank you for letting us in your private moments and keeping us updated. So many people are here for you and Tyler. You are a gem! Hugs to you and Tyler. - Mikel (Bozeman, MT)