Monday, February 15, 2010

New information and mailing address

Today the doctors ran a CAT scan on my dad. We were informed that the swelling in the brain has gone up, which is not a suprise. Most swelling occurs over three days so this is expected. He lifted my hand today when I was holding so that was great for me personally. When we visited him at 8:30PM, we played some peaceful classical music through those amazing beds. A song came on that was played at my parents wedding. My dad whose hand was held by my moms's hand, suddenly moved some when the song started playing a little, then lay still again. Tomorow my dad will have a tracheotomy, I was told that a mailing address should be added to the hospital so if you would like to mail something to the Huntsville Hospital the mailing address is 101 Sively Road, Huntsville, AL 35801.


  1. Thank you all for keeping us posted. It means so much to know how Dr. Leahy is doing. I am praying for him and your family and the other victims as well.

    Mari Adams
    Drama Teacher

  2. Stephen, It's wonderful to know that your dad is responding! We here in Ohio are praying like crazy...we are adding more to our groups by the minute. Hugs to all.
    Lisa Fox (friend of Aunt Lisa & Uncle Mark)

  3. The Webken's are praying for Joe's full recovery and for Ginny and the boys strength.
    Be strong. We love you.
    Joan Vennekotter

  4. Thank you for the update. Dr. Leahy is constantly in my thoughts and prayers, and keeping all of us who care so much about him informed on his progress is such a wonderful thing for you to do in such a difficult time. Thank you so much.
    Wes Coleman

  5. This is such heartening news for those of us who are struggling to make sense of it all. Thank you for keeping us posted, and tell him (again and again and again!!) to hang in there.

    The classical music is an exceptional idea. I'm certain that you've all got everything he might need covered, but please don't hesitate to call on me (or, I'd venture, anyone else here) for help if needed.

  6. thank you for posting updates. we are all still so shocked. continuously lifting your dad and you family up in prayer.

  7. Stephen, this is really good news! Keep his mind active, he will come back to you!
    Know your Ohio cousins are praying fervently for you and your family.

    Connie and Skip Ruhe

  8. Thanks for setting up the blog! We have been eager to hear how Joe is doing- prayers from Chicago are sent your way every day.
    Mary Ellen & Kerian

  9. Hey Stephen,

    That is great news. I am so happy he is responsive. You and all the family are in our constant prayers. We will all be back in school tomorrow and we will carry all of you in our hearts and prayers as we go. Phillip, Logan, Bill and I are all praying often for all of you.
    Blessings to you all,
    Karrie Bajoras

  10. Stephen,
    What a wonderful post. What an amazingly strong young man you are! Keep your mom close and we will keep praying that your dad gets stronger each day. And thank you for keeping me updated :-)

    Lots of Love, and please call with anything you might need.

    Ms. Anna

  11. Virginia, "Ginny" and family. Prayers are steadily going up back here at your hometown and school at Indian Lake! This has been so unbelievable, but God provides strength that is incredible. Your bus companion...Barb Griffiths Keykens

  12. Stephen,
    Thank you for your post and for sharing the story of your Dad's reaction to music. We pray for his recovery. You and the entire UAH community are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Dad will be so proud of you when he reads this in the future. You are a great strength to your Mother. Please let us know if we can do anything for you or your Mom.
    Michelle Kloske

  13. Stephen,

    I'm so proud of you and your strength. My family is praying for yours daily, and it's great to read new posts with encouraging news. God bless you all as you work through this. If there is anything we can do let us know. You have a whole community of people praying and thinking of you.

    In his love,

    Jennifer Cornett


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