The news we received following Ty's MRI was devastating. It was not the miracle MRI we were praying for. I'm sorry for keeping everyone on pins and needles, but I needed some time before posting this update so I could digest everything and control my emotions. I will keep it short tonight, and I hope to have more time over the next couple of days to share with you all that is swimming in my head.
When we were told that Ty had a tumor, it was the most horrifying news imaginable... but hearing that his cancer has metasticized and that there is no chance of a cure has completely crushed our souls, stolen the air from our lungs and shattered our hearts into a million pieces. It has been a struggle just to keep breathing. I have to sigh constantly just to catch my breath.
We have already arranged for on-call hospice care at home and we are setting up a trip to Disneyworld next week through the Make a Wish foundation. We want this time with Ty to be magical. We are told to be prepared for as few as four short weeks, or as long as three months. During this time at home, Ty has been amazing. He believes he is getting better with every day. He says, "I peel bedda all-weddy!". He told me just yesterday that he's ready to visit his school in Long Beach and find another school near his new home. I struggle to smile without tearing up and I tell him, "of course." He has been so happy, his belly laughs keep me smiling despite my broken heart and my throbbing head.
Today we went to cut down our Christmas tree. Ty picked out the most perfect tree I've ever had in all my life. He is so proud of his tree, I can't wait to brag on his behalf by posting some pictures. We are living every day to it's fullest, and making sure that Ty is treated like the perfect, most special little boy that he is. I want you to enjoy and appreciate every minute of his time with us through photographs, so I promise to share photos of his new superhero room and the pictures we took with Spiderman, Batman and Superman the other day. I will also share pictures of him at the tree farm and with his choo choo train under the tree and so much more. Next week we will make a trip to Long Beach to visit with Ty's favorite Eva, with his beloved Sissy and Colleen, and all of our friends and neighbors. In the meantime, here is one I took with my phone this morning. The loves of my life :)