Kevin’s surgery today went well. The surgeons put in a plate to help stabilize his spine. The doctors at Jefferson will monitor him over the next few days to see how he responds and recovers. Once he has recovered, it’s likely that Kevin will undergo another surgery to further stabilize his neck and remove bone fragments.
Once the procedures on his neck are complete, Kevin will be able to undergo the tracheostomy and feeding tube procedures. That means that Kevin will continue to be on breathing and feeding tubes until at least later this week. While it’s frustrating that he won’t be able to talk, we understand that the doctors at Jefferson want to be very careful at this delicate stage.
As Kevin undergoes these procedures, it’s important for him to get his rest. We still encourage visitors, however, so we just ask that you check with us at the waiting room before going back to see Kevin. One of us should be back there throughout visiting hours.
Tomorrow should be a light day, as Kevin recovers from today’s surgery. We will update you once we have a sense when the next procedure will take place.
-The Neary boys
Liz & Mike DeSantis said:
=) Very happy to hear..1 down. Prayers and good thoughts for all of you!
Thank God for that..Thank you again for the updates on Kevin’s progress, I am still sending all my prayers and positive thoughts your way. We all have to keep our SPIRIT’S high and our PRAYER’S plentiful..Kevin, keep on Fighting the Fight BUDDY..
All the LOVE,
WONDERFUL! I’m very glad to hear things went well today. I’ve been thinking of Kevin and the family all day. Thank you for all the updates! Take care everyone! Keep up the wonderful work Kev! We love you, bro! ❤
Happy to hear all went well …thanks for the updates,stay strong Kevin .praying everyday for you n your family.
Sean Swayngim said:
Happy to hear today went well. You guys are doing a great job with this. Good luck the rest of the way and I will be back up there to see you guys all again soon.
Doug Young said:
So glad to hear of the successful progress. My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and the rest of your family. God bless!
-Doug Young / Class of ’92
Chris Dayett said:
I have everyone here in Wilmington, NC praying hard!
Matt Andress said:
Happy to hear it went well!!!!
That’s great news…. keep fighting the fight brother!
Gordon Bassett said:
Pleased that the surgery went well. Difficult, but continue to be patient, as progress is accomplished with care and methodical procedures.
We continue to send our love, prayers and best wishes to all the family.
You deserve continued successful progress.
Gordon and Lorraine Bassett
Wendy Giangiulio said:
They caught him!! I saw a blurb about it on Channel 3’s website!!!
Ned Corbett said:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Neary family through this most difficult time. We all pray for a full recovery for Kevin
Vinnie D'Adamo said:
The Doctor (or at least ONE of the Doctors) that performed Kevin’s surgery came in to Union Trust for dinner last night. We were so relieved to hear that the procedure went really well. All of us here at UT can’t stop thinking about Kevin, and the trio sitting vigil at his bedside. Please take us up on the offer to come in for dinner WHENEVER you want. We’ll even bring the dinner to you. Sarah and I are also good at sneaking in a martini, but you didn’t hear that from me! We feel the need to feed- so please call us at 215 925 6000. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Vinnie, Sarah, and the entire staff here at Union Trust Steakhouse.
Kathy Polenz (Geiger) said:
I just heard about Kevin. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and all the Neary’s. Kevin is lucky to have a strong family and all your support.
THEY GOT HIM KEV! The arrested the suspect!
John & Karen Matey said:
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and the Neary family at this most difficult time.
Andy and Andrew Secundo said:
Our prayers and love are with you Kev.
Fran Lawler said:
Incredible that Kevin and all of you pull together through this, but expected. Love and prayers to you all. Kevin, stay goofy!
Fran & Carol Lawler
Fran Lawler said:
incredible that Kevin and all you guys will pull through this, but expected, it’s the Nearys. Love and prayers to all. Kevin, stay goofy.
Fran & Carol Lawler
Positive thoughts are coming your way Kevin. Stay strong!
Joan Stahley said:
I am glad to hear Kevin’s surgery went well.
Please know that I am thinking of Kevin every day and am continuing to pray for him. I also have a lot of people praying for his recovery. Thank you, too, for the updates on Kevin.
I am glad to hear that they caught the indivdual who perpetrated this heinous act.
Bill Ober said:
excellent news!! a few of us are planning to come up and see you soon!! keep your head up kev!!!
Roy Elliott said:
Lovely blog yoou have here