|Both of Ty's siblings were at the hospital yesterday to get tested. It was special to see both Bret and Leann here. It brought tears to Ty to know they are both willing to be his donor. I wish I had taken a photo of Ty with his sister. She was at the hospital earlier than Bret. I wanted you to see my HANDSOME brave husband (on the left).|
You can see Ty has some hair now... it's gray and some black. It's so super soft to touch. I asked him to smile for the photo.
You can see in his neck the lumps and how full it looks. He is now at 175 lbs. This heavy coat
is deceiving on how skinny he really is. I think he looks great though.
Many of you have asked about donating to become a donor. You can go to www.bethematch.org to find out.
I know that the registry for donors is vital in helping to
They admitted Ty and he was put through many tests. The CT scan yesterday showed the nodes enlarged and growing in all the same areas as before. Thankfully, they admitted him so that they could get ahead of the dancer. They wanted to not let the cancer spread anymore. T-cell lymphoma is so aggressive so they wanted to be aggressive in his treatment.
I am at the hospital right now. They decided to start his chemo today. They found out that the biopsy did show that he is fighting the same cancer. They are doing a chemo regimen called ICE instead of SMILE (they changed their mind). He will be getting the chemo treatments for three days.
I have had an outpouring of love and messages. Ty
even read my blog comments. I share messages of HOPE
with him. He truly appreciates them.
I appreciate them. We do feel the strength of prayers
words are not enough.
MOTHERS DAY is tomorrow. I am going to be with my kids at church, visiting Tyler and I get to SKYPE with my daughter tomorrow on her mission for Mother's Day.
Yes, it's also her BIRTHDAY tomorrow. She is 20 years old TOMORROW....
We are so EXCITED to talk to her. We will share the news with
her about dad and I have decided that as a family
with McKay we will pray together for Ty to beat this
cancer. I am just so HOPEFUL. I know many of you
will think I am crazy. I have had people say things to ME that
tell me that I'm not "seeing how serious" it is.
Well, I know exactly what we are facing. I have decided to
express HOPE instead of FEAR. I will only encourage my husband. What good does it possibly do him if I am so
discouraged and think he won't beat this?
I know that when I had my stroke, I needed encouragement. Many people told me stories that uplifted me. They told me to expect miracles. I did just that. I survived that night. I am fortunate and I know that God was there. I know that NOTHING is impossible.
We each do not know what the next day holds. So each day of life, we can find the joy in the little things. We can look for the good in a bad situation. I am staring at my husband right now. He is my best friend. He is the LOVE of my LIFE. I can't imagine life
without him. Each day is a gift and I will be happy for every day. I have learned so much in this journey.
We realize we have many months ahead... many ups and downs. We are together UNITED in this fight and as a family
we will get through it together. We support each other and know that no matter what we will CHERISH each day with each other.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Moving FORWARD with HOPE