Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Just a quick update...I went back to the hospital last night about 830pm after my Mom and I brought Charlie for a quick visit with his Daddy. Kenny LOVED to see his boy and give him a few kisses. When I got back, Kenny was in amazing spirits...more awake than he had been all day. The nurse told me that the first 24 hours is the hardest...and 830pm was just exactly 24 hours since he had been rolled out of surgery. He was more awake and talking and I just keep telling him about everyone that is calling and emailing...he knows how blessed we are to have a wonderful group of family, friends and coworkers.

It seems he will be transfered to Northwestern today to be put under the care of a doctor that we keep hearing more and more good things about. Kenny and I both feel confident that this is the right thing for him and that this doctor will help him. It's unclear right now if they will release him and then have him check back in later for surgery, or if they will keep him until he has the 2nd surgery to remove the tumor. Northwestern needs to start running a series of tests on Kenny to determine exact what the tumor is affecting right now, so that they can begin the game plan for removal. A side note...the belief is that this tumor is not cancer. 95 - 98% of pituitary tumors are not cancerous.

I will be staying on and off at Kenny's sister's house in the city. We are so lucky to have them so close to Northwestern. Once we know further how long Kenny will be there, Charlie will probably come down there with me also.

Kenny...about 10pm Tuesday night. He asked me if I had taken a picture of him that day and I said no. He wanted a show everyone...he's going to be ok.


Jeremy said...

Thanks for the pictures of Charlie. He is looking great! We are glad to hear that Kenny is doing well and it sounds like he is in good hands. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. Can't wait to get baby Deram out to see his/her cousin Charlie! Keep in touch.

Jeremy & Mary

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to see Ken in good spirits and with a wonderful wife and family on his side ,he will recover fast and be the old Ken we all know.Michelle please feel free to ask for any help and we will be there for you all.Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.Susanne Pryde

Chris Martin said...

I am so glad that everything is going so well and with such a wonderful outlook y'all have I know that it will continue to get even better.
I look forward to reading your blog, Michelle, and to know that your wonderful family is "growing" each and every day.
Know that prayers are extended into W TN.
I too like Kenny's haircut. Very becoming!
Until another time, All my prayers and thoughts....Chris Martin (Janet's sorority sister and dear friend)