Thursday, January 13, 2011

The gloves are off - Hallelujah!

We are not out of the woods by any means, but Ty had good results from his MRI today. We are completely beside ourselves with relief.

The lesion on his cervical spine appears to have shrunk in size since the last MRI, and the doctors are completely baffled by that. Ty's situation remains very serious, but the fact that his cancer has not progressed and that we are, in fact, seeing some slight improvement, has Lou and I grateful beyond words. Our doctor actually said that he is pleased to retract his extremely devastating prognosis from early December. Ty still has a very long, very difficult road ahead, but he is doing much better than expected so far and defeating all odds.

Thank you for your prayers and positivity. We strongly believe it is the love and support of each and every one of you that drives his progress. There is simply no other explanation. So thank you, for seeing how special our boy is and for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers. I am doing the same for so many other beautiful children I have met on this journey.

As for next steps, we will continue to monitor closely through frequent MRIs. Radiation is still out of the question until the doctors are 100 percent sure about what we are dealing with (i.e. If there IS any chance of infection - which might explain some of the ambiguity - then radiation is not an option). In the meantime, we will also schedule another surgery for next week to replace the valve in his shunt in an effort to relieve some pain. It's complicated, but we believe a low pressure valve will be very beneficial to offset some of the frequent pain and nausea that Ty is experiencing and it should even help with his equilibrium as he tries to build back his strength for standing and walking. As much as we hate to check back into the hospital, it will be a good thing.

We hope to share more tomorrow, but wanted to let you know the good news in the interim. Thanks again. XOXO.

14 comments:

  1. YES!!
    I am SOOOOO SOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!
    Great news, I believe your new decisions sound right!

    We will definetly keep praying! But these are great news!
    Positive vibrations full of LOVE going your way!

    NEVER, EVER LOOSE HOPE!

    Remember:
    He who hope wins!
    Hope is yours for the taking!
    Be hopeful and watch your spirit soar.

    A glimmer of hope and faith will help you see your way forward.
    Imagine a lot.

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  2. FAAAAAAAANNNNTASTIC!!! I'm so happy our prayers are being answered.

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  4. Oh thank God!! I have been hoping and praying all day for good news!!! Thank goodness our prayers are being answered!!! I hope Ty gets better every single day!! I love you all and will continue to pray for Ty!!!

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  5. My family and I have been praying for Ty and your family everyday and it is so nice to hear this news. My girls (6 and 10) are always asking how he is doing. We will continue to pray that he improves each and every day. Priscilla, Paul, Sophia & Isabella from Long Beach!

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  6. WOW . . . WOW . . . WOW! That is just amazing news. I am so happy for you all. I can't wipe the smile off of my face. Love and prayers continue to come your way from IL.

    GO TY!

    xoxoxo,
    Maria

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  7. I am so happy for all of you! Ty is an amazing little boy and you are an amazing family. I have my angel working overtime for Ty and she is making it clear that she is here! We would love to get together, please talk to Debi and Aunt Mimi. Give those beautiful boys a big hug and kiss! All our love to all of you xoxoxox

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  8. The power of prayer is absoutely amazing.
    May your prayers continue to be answered

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  9. That is so amazing!!!!!!!!! I have chills and goosebumps!!! We will continue to pray for Ty to heal and become stronger w/ everyday!!! Ty is a true hero!!! Cindy, your strength, honesty and the integrity in which you have shown through this unimaginable nightmare has been beyond incredible and inspiring. Also, for me most humbling and life changing. May God be with you all always.
    with love , Raena

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  10. Cindy, you and Lou are amazing parents. Your strength and determination are unwaivering...
    Mike and I are so happy to hear this news, in fact my eyes are filling up with tears of joy.
    We will continue to pray for Ty and the rest of you Campbell's. Positive thoughts coming your way.. YAY

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  11. My heart is smiling for Ty and his entire family today!

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  12. That is so amazing. I will keep praying for TY.....

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  13. Cindy, I am so happy for you all! What a wonderful news....

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  14. LETS ALL PRAISE GOD FOR THIS MIRACLE ............WE ARE ALL SO HAPPY CINDY... GOD IS AWESOME!!!!!!

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