Kevin had a lot of visitors this weekend, so the nurses are hoping that he’ll be able to rest a bit more today. By having fewer visitors today he’ll be able to focus more on getting better at breathing with less support from the ventilator. That may change at some point today, but we wanted to let you know in case you were planning to come in today that Kevin may not be able to see you.
The last few days have been pretty good but tiring for Kevin. While coming to terms with all the changes he is going through isn’t easy and there are times when he’s down, he’s been in good spirits and is working hard. He is really pushing to breathe on his own and to stay positive. It amazes us that he continues to make people laugh and put visitors at ease.
On Monday morning or early afternoon, Kevin will undergo a procedure to install a permanent pacemaker. The doctors think this will reduce the risk of infection (that would have been caused by the external pacemaker currently in place) when he goes to rehab. As a result of the procedure, Monday might be a tough time to see Kevin, especially during the day.
We’re guessing Kevin will stay in the ICU for at least several days after he has the permanent pacemaker installed on Monday morning. We will have update on that procedure and the plan for Kevin’s rehab ahead.
Bill Burland said:
Thanks for the update. Hang tough Kevin
Mike, Liz & Tori DeSantis said:
Still praying for you Kevin…and for your family. May you get stronger every day!
Alyssa Greer said:
Thanks for the update! Was gonna visit because i heard talk of the pacemaker being put in on Monday so thought i’d aim for today, but i will wait for another update and see in a few days, Please send my regards and let him know he’s on my mind. Stay strong bud! And the rest of you Neary boys as well. All my love & prayers. Talk Soon.
Kiersten Guzman said:
So glad you posted this because I was about to come in today AND tomorrow. But now I’ll just wait till Tuesday. Kevin needs his rest. It seems like he’s improving so fast. Thank you for the posts. They’re very helpful!
Thanks for the update. I was going to stop by this afternoon, but its more important for Kevin to get his rest. Continued thoughts, prayers and love to your entire family.
Frank & Barbara Steidler said:
Prayers for Kevin and his entire family. Many thanks for these updates.
Barb Molineux said:
Thanks for the update. We will keep praying.
Bruce E. said:
Kevin, keep working hard, keep the spirits high! We think of you all the time and want nothing but the best for you. We really appreciate the updates and look for your progress every day.
Thank you for the update. Stay strong Kevin! We love you, bro! ❤
Katerina & Andrew said:
Still praying for you Kevin. Stay strong !
Marianne Kaplan said:
God bless you, Kevin. You are so loved.
Barbara Ebner said:
Joe, JP and Chris,
Barry and I are happy to see positive progress made each day where Kevin is concerned. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Barbara and Barry Ebner
Kev, Buddy, I was gonna visit again today, but thought it’s more important for you to get better…Keep up the SPIRIT”S and stay strong..I’m thinking about you and your family..I’ll see ya soon..
Keep Fighting the Fight BUDDY……Love Ya, Joe
Carboni Family said:
You are not only handsome but strong. Keep pushing and moving forward! You are in our prayers.
The Carboni Family