Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tyler Tuesday Update

We're still here. We did get some answers today. First, Tyler's pancreas doesn't appear to be working properly. The question now is why. There are differing answers on that. They are going to start giving him some pancreatic enzymes to help replace what is being lost. Hopefully they can come up with the reasons why this is happening. 

There is also some concern because his counts are really low...even more so than they would be with a regular chemo cycle, and they don't appear to be recovering as quickly as they should. Also his glucose levels are low. Not sure what the cause is for these things either or if they're all related.

The upper GI test that he had yesterday showed that there are no blockages in his system. Instead, things are moving through way too quickly, thus resulting in malabsorption. So at least we know for sure that he isn't absorbing anything. Again, though, the question is why. 

So now that we know a little of what is happening, we need to try and figure out what is causing all of these issues. We still don't have any ideas as to when we will go home. Ty is still struggling with sever diarrhea and stomach pain. That has to be under control before they will let us head home. 

So for now, we wait. They took more blood and samples today so we'll have to wait and see what the results are and hopefully we'll get some information. I will update again when I know. Thanks to everyone for your love, prayers, emails and support!


Maria said...

Oh Jodie that Tyler just is such a lovey! Melissa & I were just in to do 4's, a diaper check (which has NOT exploded past it's capacity as of yet)and labs (you are sleeping peacefully, probably due to no crashing urinals!). Tyler slept through his vitals but woke up a bit for his labs.... he just layed there and rubbed my head and played with my hair. What a smooch! I put my head down on the pillow with him to encourage him to go back to sleep... NOT at all because I actually wanted to sleep on the pillow too! That would be crazy! What a love he is. He totally made up for trying to poke my eyes out yesterday! Although he did it in such a unique and fun way I kind of liked it. I hope you all have a good rest of the week and go home before I come back on Friday night. Take Care.

Daisy said...

Jodie, your strength and endurance are such an example for me. Thanks for sharing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Hugs and kisses,

Amy said...

We're still hoping and praying that things will get worked out so that your stay at the hospital will end soon.