Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Feb 23, 11:05 am Lisa

Dear Family and Friends,

A quick post to let you know that the surgery went very well. The doctor also added a stitch or two to the outside part of Joe's right eye as it was leaking some kind of fluid,and the doctor didn't want it to dry out and become infected. The GREAT and AMAZING news is that none of Joe's teeth were affected. What a blessing!

Keep the prayers coming. Though Joe still in critical condition, we are witnessing a miracle!

We hope to see Joe at the 1:30 visit but we have many meetings after that. I may call Mark in Omaha and dictate the post for this evening.

Love to all,
(Joe's sister)


  1. This is Fabulous News! Thank you so much for keeping us updated! Good Luck with your day. My prayers are with you guys.

  2. Does that mean he didn't have to have as much extensive wiring of his mouth being shut, etc? What a GOD BLESSING his teeth were not touched. Those are the joyous touches you all need personally.

  3. Wonderful news, praying that he doesn't experience a setback at all after this surgery.

  4. So glad he came through the surgery so easily... and praise God that his teeth are all fine

  5. that's great news! sending more prayers...

  6. Terrific news. Thanks for the update.

  7. So excited to hear more great news! Still praying!!

    The Lancaster Family

  8. Thank you so much for the continued updates. Prayers are indeed being answered.


  9. This is wonderful news! I am a former student of Dr. Leahy and am now an RN in Texas. I still use notes from his microbiology class to this day! He is a wonderful teacher. Thank you for the updates. I would not be able to keep up with his progess otherwise! My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

    Charlyn Henry

  10. So glad to hear the surgery went well. He'll soon be as handsome as ever, with a million watt smile.

    It's fascinating to me to run into former and current coworkers/friends who have all been touched (and taught) by Joe. To us he's "just" a great neighbor, and the father of 2 of my favorite boys in the neighborhood...to others he is a mentor, the reason they are successful, and an example to all of what it means to be professional, compassionate, and a good Catholic.

    Good luck & prayers for a continued recovery.

    donna & Kai (and Willie!!)


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