Tyler’s Story

Site created on April 28, 2021

Welcome to Tyler's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.   Tyler tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday,  April 18.  By Monday evening he went to the ER and was quickly admitted to the ICU.  With kidney failure and pneumonia, they started dialysis daily and tried to get his oxygen levels up to no avail.  On Tuesday, April 27, he was put on a ventilator.  They are hopeful this will allow his lungs and body to rest and begin to heal.  SO much is up in the air and unknown, but we are getting daily updates from the doctors and we will post any changes.  THANK YOU for all the well wishes and prayers!  We have become aware of people praying for him from New York to Japan and we are so humbled.  

Newest Update

Journal entry by Karla Simons

To our AMAZING family and friends.....it's time to post our final post.  Tyler is working hard at Vibra Rehab and it is estimated he will be discharged on 6/22 (!) --- two months and two days from his admission.  To say he is ready to begin anew would be an obvious understatement.  He is enjoying all sorts of his favorite foods and re-connecting with friends/family.  The road will be long, but he seems up to the task.

Our son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend has returned to us and we are beyond overwhelmed with the miracle of it all.  We are INDEBTED to YOU for helping to keep our heads above water when we were drowning in sadness and fear and for the never-to-be-forgotten outpouring of love and support.  Our lives are forever changed by this experience --- for the miracle of life and the miracle of the power of love, prayer, friends, and positivity.  

I'm posting a picture of Tyler taken yesterday as his way of saying THANK YOU.
Thank you for being our constant companions!  Love, KPCJ
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