Tyler's Heart

Pictures - Pictures from Houston.
LVAD Video - A YouTube video about living with an LVAD.
HeartMate II Video Clip - Short video clip about the pump Tyler has.

Another good blog to read is from our friend Bill. Cozumel Part 1 - This Might Be Habit Forming.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


What a week it has been - free of needles, medicines, bad food, iv's and long nights. I am so thankful to be out of the hospital after 2 long months! I am thankful that I have had Robert to stand beside me and also guide me through this difficult process.

We have been staying in an apartment a few minutes away from all of the hospital facilities. Although a little outdated, the apartment is very comfortable and clean.
Physically, I am getting stronger everyday. Today, we purchased a cane, because I think in a few weeks, I will not need the walker at all. Emotionally, I remain to be pretty upbeat. Often, I get frustrated with the bureaucracy that the medical establishments make us go through, but I've only had to deal with it for a week. Robert and my parents have had to deal with it for over 2 months! I am working on just letting it go. There is nothing I can do about it.

Again I just want to thank everyone for all they have done for Robert and I during this difficult time. You know we will bounce back, but in the mean time we are so thankful for all of the support!


  1. Merry Christmas!!! Happy New Year!!! How wonderful that you were able to spend Christmas in a real home (alright, an apartment,but still...). We have been reading and thinking and praying for you both and have been so amazed at the progress Tyler has made and at Robert's constancy. We are working on the 5 week scenario on this end, but understand that we don't always get what we wish for. It is enough, right now, to know that you, Tyler and Robert, are in the world.
    We send our love,
    Mary and Terrell

  2. Loving you both so much and thinking about the great year to come. We've all got a lot more livin' to do...can not wait to share it with you! YOU ARE LOVED! happy 2010!