Tuesday, October 19, 2010

31 for 21, Day 19

Every so often I'll run into pictures or videos of the kids and instantly I am transported to that moment in time. It's incredible how much our children have grown and changed. The days go by so quickly and the kids seem to be changing before my eyes.

I found this video just now and it instantly brought tears to my eyes. This was taken April 21, 2008. Tyler was just about eight weeks into his leukemia treatment. He had lost his hair and the steroids had puffed him up so much that he was almost unrecognizable. He was miserable during those weeks. There were days he wouldn't move off the bed. He wouldn't eat. It was torture to watch him and know there was nothing we could do to help him.

Tyler would barely interact with people when they would come in the room. That is, except for one person, his music therapist. As soon as she would come into the room, he would sit up and smile. He would sign "music" and wait for her to start getting out the instruments. He would interact and be happy and for the thirty minutes that she was there each day, he was himself. To us, she was a miracle worker.

I will be forever thankful to everyone who took care of Tyler during his cancer journey. We simply could not have made it through without all of them.


Emily Gardner said...

so so SO cute! Poor little Tyler, that must have been miserable. How exciting that he was able to enjoy the Music though!

Julie said...

This totally brought tears to my eyes. My Leo just loves music also and we used to sing to him constantly when he was going through his surgeries. I'm so glad Tyler made it through that challenge and is back to himself.

Julie said...

OMGosh! That was amazing! Thanks for sharing!