Friday morning

8:00 am. Last night we had a little blip with his heart rate and had to bump the ECMO back up to 100. But i am not at all discouraged. The nurses say he is about at that mark where stuff may begin to show up, for example pneumonia and right now he needs some extra support. We are going to take it minute by minute but I am gearing up for some bumps. He has two nurses dedicated only to him and they are awesome and he is in really great hands. Also I feel like this machine is truly working for his body so he can regroup and his lungs can heal without having to put forth effort in the healing process.

They still have him heavily sedated and on lots of pain meds. One being profolil which the nurse call “mikey’s milk”. Does Michael Jackson ring a bell? The bottle really looks like a milk bottle of sorts and I look at it upside on that pole dripping and i can’t help but think of putting some flowers in it like a pinterest pin. Ugh….. Glue gun on floor 1 please…

1:38 pm. – Tylers color continues to improve and those tie dye colors on his chest and arm have started to fade and recede which is wonderful news. He is showing signs of his lungs improving so they are going to start slowly decreasing the ECMO. They also are going to start a slow slow food drip

Please pray for Schuyler and his family as they head back to Richmond. I keep saying it over and over but the magnitude of Schuyler saving Tylers life is just…….no words are enough. Also pray that they have peace and assurance that they were everything Tyler and my family need and needed.

Keep ya’ll posted

Team Tyler

14 thoughts on “Friday morning

  1. Karen Harden - August 29, 2015

    Keeping Tyler and all of you in my prayers. Hoping for a speedy recovery and for strength and comfort.

  2. Kitty Bell - August 29, 2015

    Prayers Michelle for you, your family and especially Tyler!

  3. Chris Brown - August 29, 2015


  4. The Richine family - August 29, 2015

    You’re in our thoughts and prayers Michelle! Hope Tyler recovers well. God bless your family!

  5. Kristina Humphreys - August 29, 2015

    Hi Michelle – this is Krissy, Tony’s sister. I’m thankful we could watch their kids so Tony and Cathy could be there for you and Tyler. They have been keeping us posted and it sounds like Tyler is a fighter. We pray for a full recovery for him and for you.

  6. Cindy Buckels - August 29, 2015

    Love that you have kept you incredible humor. You always make me laugh. When I think of Tyler I always
    remember how he led with his head. Thinking of stitches in NH. Guess he still might be doing that. Please give him my love and know that I am praying for all of you. Love to all of you.

  7. Tracy, Danny, Parker and Sydney Mason - August 29, 2015

    Glad to hear that Tyler is making some progress. We are continuing to pray for him as well as your family.
    Michelle, your post was amazing…you have tremendous strength. I have asked my mom and sister to add Tyler and your family to their prayer chains. God Bless

  8. Natalie Reddell - August 29, 2015

    Love you, Michelle, and miss y’all already…

  9. The Flinchum Family - August 29, 2015

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. So glad to hear Tyler is improving.

  10. Caroline Estrada - August 29, 2015

    Thank you for continuing to update us and let us know that Tyler is making progress. We are all thinking of you here and spreading the word. Colin especially sends his regards for Tyler to get better soon, please let him know that. Michael says he’s ready to play FIFA and needs him on XBox! Keep your sense of humor, it’s important 🙂

  11. Donna Tyler - August 29, 2015

    Stay brave mama bear!! Humor is a great sign:)) We are all praying back in RIC – Your TLL family have all
    been calling, emailing, messaging trying to keep posted. I’ve shared this site with several of them. Let us know what we can do for you…

  12. April Sayler - August 29, 2015

    makes me happy. yay for sense of humor. big lol to glue gun.

  13. jimmy mcconnell - August 29, 2015

    michelle , i have been an ecmo specialist at vcu for the past 25 years. It sounds liike tyler is in great hands. Tyler is very fortunate that he is at a center that does ecmo . if i can be any help in deciphering information please dont hesitate to ask. trey has my number or can contact me on facebook. our family as well as TUCKAHOE NATION is praying for tyler and your family.

  14. Jenny Goodier and Kyle - September 11, 2015

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers

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