Unfortunately, on top of all the cancer stuff that's going on, Ty contracted not one but two infections while here at the hospital. His mediport was exposed to a staph bacteria when he was accessed upon arrival, and then he somehow contracted Listeria in the PICU (some very unlikely bacteria that pregnant women need to avoid). It never ends.
So, he will be on IV antibiotics for at least 14 days, and this may complicate things a bit as to when we can go home, but I still expect it to be early this week. In the meantime we are hanging out enjoying lots of movies, snacks and apple juice. Clinically, I think he is improving with each passing day.
We have been sharing a room with a teenage boy from Israel this whole time, and Ty has been asking me questions about why he's beeping so much, and why he's getting sick (nauseous) so often. I explained that he is getting his first round of chemotherapy and asked Ty if he remembers when he had his first round of chemo. It was actually in this exact same room! And, yes, he remembered. He said he wants me to bring him over to the other side of the room so he could sit with the boy because maybe his mouth hurts (Ty experienced mouth sores) and I think that is just the sweetest thing. Of course, I explained that he's probably not feeling up to it right now, but just the fact that Ty wants to share his experience and help another boy through this experience who is four times his age is totally awesome.
In the spirit of the game tonight, here are a couple of pictures of Ty from football season 2009.
Hugs and kisses from Ty. XOXO.