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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tony is not doing well. The rate of decline is accelerating at an alarming rate. Just adjusting into a sitting position in bed wears him out requiring one or two rest periods during the process. This kind of in-bed adjustment was not a big deal yesterday. We have an adjustable hospital bed to put in his room, but he has refused it so far because he wants to keep his bed.

His mental function is at the point that we are not sure whether or not he knows what is going on about him. We understand very little of what he says. He talks a lot, but his words are either unrecognizable or used inappropriately. He falls asleep all the time now, and is not eating much.

We talked to the doctor today, and he does not recommend bothering Tony with any more blood tests. The doctor does not believe any chemo will help the tumor at this point, and he doesn't believe Tony's body can take another round of chemo. The focus from here on will be keeping him comfortable.


  1. We are praying for Tony and you all.. Sending love and prayers from Fayetteville.


  2. Praying through my tears at the moment. Love you guys!

  3. Our hearts are broken, and I so wish I could be there in person to help. Tell Tony we love him very much. He will know that he is surrounded by love. You are all in our thoughts and prayers every minute.

  4. I'm sending thoughts of strength and peace and comfort to you all. Tony's courage, your courage, the grace that your entire family has shown throughout this journey is a gift to those of us who can't be there in person to offer support. I love you Neal - and Tony and Sherri and Randi.

  5. Neal,
    This is just more than I can bear to think about. I don't have words. Prayer seems inadequate, and yet I know it's all we have. I love you all so much.

  6. Trusting in God through all of this, Don't know when, how, why, where or any other questions and answers at this point but I do know God is in control.