Friday, March 18, 2011

On the road again

Thank you SPRING!  Ty has a new found love for his stroller again.  After his diagnosis, he was very reluctant to go in the stroller because it was "too bumpy" and would cause him head pain.  In fact, I had to CARRY all 30 pounds of him (at the time) all over the theme parks when we had his Make a Wish trip to Disney this past December.  He refused to go in a stroller of any kind. 

Since we began radiation treatment, I have been loading the double stroller that I keep in the car with all of our stuff so I can easily push it along while carrying him (you wouldn't believe how many bags I carry around with me on a daily basis).  Just recently, I tried padding it was blankets and I convinced him to take a ride.  He got nice and comfy and even fell asleep.  Later I was able to talk him into taking a walk outside in the city.  He whined and complained when I went through any particularly rough patches in the sidewalk, but he otherwise responded well.  Then, just yesterday we took a long walk around the neighborhood with his brother and he really enjoyed it.  I am just so happy that he is "mobile" again because getting him outdoors on beautiful days like today will work wonders on him. 

Week two of radiation is over and done with, and Ty is doing great.  He looked better today than he has in months.  He woke up wide eyed and happy this morning, and he is talking better.  His voice is very low and strained which may be a result of the radiation, but he is otherwise showing few side effects this week as opposed to last week.  The radiation oncologist said the first couple of weeks are usually the worst, and we are so glad that they are now behind us.  We are looking forward to enjoying the weather this weekend and getting outside with our boys for some vitamin D. 


  1. Good Morning Cindy.......glad to hear Ty is progressing. Your blog is one of the first things I check in the mornings. I so happy to hear some good news. My cousin will be operated on Monday now. it iwas suppose to be yesterday but her blood cunt was low and they had to give her a transfusion.......I hope this weekend is nice so you can take oyur boys out......As I have said many times... You are a remarkable women..........the drive you have to do anything to make your son well is beautiful..............keep up the good work Ty......

  2. glad to hear ty is doing well -- dumb question, but are you using a jogging stroller? the ride is soooooo much smoother than a regular stroller bc of the air in the tires. hope he just keeps getting better and better!

  3. Good MORNING :O) I am so happy to hear that Ty is doing well. When are the docs going to evaluate the results of the radiation? I can’t wait to hear that they can’t seem to locate the tumor!!


    Week 3 is coming and will be over soon too!
    Be strong and have a great weekend sweet baby boy.

    God is working for you, times are hard, but more than you know have you in their thoughts and prayers!

    ***HUGS & KISSES***
    Love you, Mary E. King and the rest of the King family!

  4. I am so happy to hear he is doing good and I know he will continue to do so. Ty is going to beat this and I will continue to pray for him until he does.

  5. This news has made my day! Keep it up Ty. You are the strongest little man I know. Have a great weekend.

  6. Yea!!! I was so excited to read your update today! I am SO glad Ty is feeling better and he is progressing right along! Hoping for better and better days ahead for y'all.

    Have a wonderful weekend w/ your little ones.


  7. Hello: I'm so happy to read your news today. Hope each new day getting better. Best wishes and happy weekend! I would like to have your postal address, I want to send something to TY and you. Emma and family from PUERTO RICO

  8. Cindy,

    I am so happy to hear that everything is going well! Enjoy the day with the boys, it is beautiful outside! I think about you guys constantly!

    Joy Marielle
    Baltimore, MD

  9. I am so happy to see such amazing progress. Your little fighter is showing us that nothing is keeping him down. Thank you for sharing. And the prayers go on!!

  10. It's always nice to hear that things are going relatively well. I'm praying for you to have a great day today! Lots of sunshine and no troubles :)


  11. Keeping Ty and all of you in our prayers always. Here's wishing him continued progress and many more good days ahead!

  12. Just wanted you to know that Ty is on our mind... Can't wait for an update :O) Love yall!!!

    Mary E. King and the rest of the King family. :)

  13. Cindy,
    Marilyn, myself, and two other girls from the neighborhood are going to McKinney and Doyles in town on Tuesday night for a quick dinner and dessert. I, too, have to get up at 4:15 to be at the hospital for 6:15 a.m. so I can't stay out late. I really would like you to come out with is right in town and we can just chat about the weather and how good the food, it would be really great for you to get a little break and have some down time. If it makes you more comfortable, I will even stay with Ty and you can go with Marilyn...please please please call I's right down the street and no one can stay out too long. I am off today, but will be at the hospital all day tomorrow...I usually get home around 9p.m. You can ring me today or leave a message on my cell or home. I really want you to come and relax for an hour or so. All our love, prayers and positivity....Ginger and the Ragusa family.

  14. Hi Cindy

    I just sent you two separate texts... when you get a chance read them.

    I hope Ty has a good week. I couldn't believe it was cold and snowy this morning ! Crazy !

    I could feel the positive energy in your house Cindy.... the colors, the yellows and the orange and the sunlight coming through those big windows ..I really felt it. You are such a good mom and you have such a beautiful family. I'll be in touch ...