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Today my step-son will be admitted into the hospital again to start the last phase of the high dose chemo and stem cell transplant.  We are praying he does even better this time around than he did the last (and he did pretty well the last time). I know he is eager to get this over and done with so he can come back home and continue on with his life.

My husband and I had to return home to Tennessee last week after spending six weeks in Florida. We hated to leave Tyler down there, but Rick had to return to work to keep the health insurance active, which is pretty important when you have a dependent undergoing a transplant. We are very thankful that the insurance is paying for everything in Florida, medical and otherwise. I never realized just how great our insurance benefits were until this happened (I’d rather have not known, if you catch my drift; I’d much rather have Tyler healthy and happy). I hated leaving him, so I know it was heart wrenching for my husband to leave him. He has said that it’s like a physical ache in his heart to not be with his son during the entirety of the second round. We do plan on flying back down there in a couple of weeks for a visit.

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come. We are still believing and speaking a miracle; a complete and total healing for Tyler…so that he can come home and continue with his life plan, which has him being a Professor of English in the not too distant future. He is very blessed in that he has a very strong and large support system in his friends and family.

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Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families

I am so sorry that you had to leave Tyler by himself. I am sure that the nurses will take excellent care of him while you are away. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Pamela R

keeping your whole family in prayer at this time.


Prayers coming your way from Colorado. All the best!

LuAnn Braley

Sending best thoughts and lifting Tyler up in prayer. *HUGS*

Amy @mommetime

wishing Tyler peace, healing and comfort… peace and light to you and your husband. I cannot imagine how difficult that would be to have to leave him there, I read that he has a care giver with him, that is good, but like you said, keeping the insurance active is required… blessing to you and your husband.

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