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!