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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

He's eating real food now

He will stay another night in the ICU. The CAT scan showed no bleeding, but still some swelling in the area. That is not unusual, but merits another night in ICU.

At 1PM he was sitting in a regular chair and eating a piece of chicken...all the way down to the bone...nothing left at all. He can have anything he wants now, so a friend is making a Wal-Mart run to get some of his favorites.

He is enjoying the list we keep of people who have visited and called. Thanks for following up.

He was watching a football game on TV, so that is a step back toward normal. He is really anxious to get out.

He is a bit allergic to the anti-seizure medicine he gets every 12 hours. He itches like crazy for a few seconds or minutes after the injection. We hope to mitigate that by having him on Benadryl before the next dosage.

Thanks for your continued prayers. God bless you all.


  1. I am so glad to hear Tony is doing well! We think about you often and check this blog several times a day. Thank you so much for taking the time to keep us up to date. All the best to your family. Love you all.

  2. It makes me so happy to hear good news (or maybe I should say read). We will put an update in the announcements tonight so everyone will know. Thanks for keeping us up to date. Love to you all. Let me know times when Randi is coming home so I can meet her.

  3. Boy, for such a serious situation, the news has just been good all the way. That's wonderful the docs got all the tumor they could "see" and that Tony is up and gnawing chicken to the bone. Love to you all...

  4. Neal,
    I have to say I was so Scared when we found out about Tony, We have been following your blog, and I have no doubt God answers prayer. Tell Tony, We will continue to pray for his speedy recovery. We love you all,

  5. Everything sounds so encouraging! I cannot believe that he is up and eating just hours after having brain surgery! God is good!!

  6. Wonderful News! With all the prayers and family pulling for you, it sounds like you are doing very well. Times like these remind us that with God anything is possible. Keep getting stronger, Bob needs you to play ball this summer. You are in our prayers.

    Bob, Jeanette & Hannah