Don't ya just love this goofy picture of Tyler and his baby cousin? I have to say, this captures a glimpse of his silly personality!
There's a funny little story to tell about Ty's hospital stay. He was placed in ICU on the pediatric floor as a precaution because a mass of bleeding repeatedly showed up on each one of the CT scans he had (4 in all, I think).
We had to just chuckle every time we saw this little sign above his bed. Here's this big 16 year old kid who is the size of a man...Tyler is just over 6 feet tall. The sign had a picture of a teddy bear and it said, "HI, MY NAME IS TYLER AND I WEIGH 90.7 KG"!!!
As you may know, Tyler plays guitar in a band. Hmmm, guess what just happened to be in his car at the time of the accident? Yep, you guessed it....his electric guitar! The cool thing is the towing people removed it from the car, tagged it and held onto it until we got to the impound lot to retrieve it. Man, that was a blessing! (Something on the guitar is actually messed up, though.)
The third day in the hospital (Friday), Tyler was going nuts from boredom. He asked us to bring his guitar and cell phone (which also escaped harm in the accident, believe it or not).
When we went to the hospital on Saturday morning, we just laughed and laughed....Tyler had charmed his way into getting the full hook-up from the nurses! There was a little clip-on fan at the head of his bed (in case he got hot), a radio to listen to (his band was being featured on one of the local radio stations & they were interviewing the bassist), one of the hospital's laptop computers and the actual remote to the tv, not just the hooked-by-wire-with-the-call-button one! Tyler had all the nurses laughing. He was even charming when he called the "room service" to order some food. (Guess it's been a while since I was in the hospital; didn't know they called it that!) He even made polite conversation with the lady who delivered his food...he was chatting with her about her daughter :) Tyler's personality reminds me so much of his father!