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Friday, June 26, 2009

MY LONG FIRST WEEK OF SUMMER

Well it was the first week of summer, and in tradition one of my kids always seems to get hurt! On Monday Tyler was at my neighbor's house. She accidentally broke a glass and the first thing Tyler did was pick-up a piece of the broken glass. Her teenage daughter came over to get me and said, "Tyler got a little cut and you might want to come and see it.". So I walk over and open the door to hear the mother screaming and covered in blood! It was not little!! We spent about 6 hours in the ER and 10 stitches in the hand!

Tyler suffers from Neutropenia. It is a disease where he does not produce white bloods cells that fight off colds, flu's and infections. If he comes close to someone sick he will catch it and get it 10x worse. So, it was not surprise that after our trip to the ER for stitches that he quickly got ill. Due to his disease whenever he get a fever he has to be hospitalized and monitored closely. We spent all day yesterday again in the hospital pumping him full of steroids and antibiotics! We came home at 4am and then they wanted us back at the doctors to re-check him at 9am and re-checked everyday for 5 days!

The blessing has been that Andrew and Ella have had vacation Bible school all week, so they have had lots of playtime! Tyler has been such a trooper! Hopefully, he will start to feel better soon!!
Tyler in the ER with his flu
Tyler in the ER not wanting to get stitches


Tyler's hand after his stitches

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