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 picture...to show everyone...he's going to be ok.