Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday 8:00 PM

Tommy had a good, no, great day. He got up again and was able to take a few steps and Matt Kenyon was able to witness his walk. I/we are still so amazed by Tommy's ability to get up with the pain he has and be able to walk - he is doing whatever he can to get better. Also, he still shows no neurological effects from his injury. He has come so far in just 4 1/2 days. We feel so blessed and continue to be cautiously optimistic about his prognosis. However, we continue to manage Tommy and our own emotions day by day because we know things can change/happen at anytime.

Tommy's artery is still a major concern and will be for the next six weeks at least. He is getting closer to being completely off of his i.v. heparin blood thinner and onto his oral coumadin - assuming it works. His pain is still intense but he is beginning to wean off the i.v. morphine to oral pain killers. Getting his pain under control with oral medications is key to getting Tommy out of the hospital sooner rather than later. Tommy tonight ate some pasta, albeit a very small portion, the first solid food which made us very happy as this will help him not only with his strength in rehabilitation but to help him "stomach" his pain meds.

Peace to all of you and thank you all so, so much for your prayers. Tommy is feeling them daily as are we. I/we don't know what we would do with out all of you in our corner. Again, thank you so very mu


  1. Beth,

    Our family is also sending prayers your way. You are a most beautiful person and we will say a prayer every day for Tommy. The only other thing we can offer is dog walking. Please let us know if that would help you.

    You are with us every day as we look at the amazing photograph of Emma and "Bernie."

    A big hug from Iris, Steve, Emma and "Watson" Halpern

  2. Wouldn't expect anything less from the Tomba. Hang in there big guy.

    Love and Kisses

    -J Reynolds

  3. Way to go Tommy! You are awesome, strong and special. Everyone is proud of you. Thank you Mallon Family for sharing with us Tommy's status. This insight is a blessing to us as we continue to pray for Tommy's full recovery and the family's well being and peace from God. Please know that there are people praying for Tommy all over California, Florida, Illinois, Rhode Island, Colorado, Georgia and even London, England. These are family and friends of the Jacques and we are so happy to pray for your family. Our hearts, as well as, prayers are with you. Love, Shebbie and prayer partners. God Bless You

  4. Love ya stud. Way to be. If anyone could make it through this, I'm positive it's you Tommy.

    Keep on keepin' on!

  5. Tommy and Family,
    This is a note from Tommy's first grade teacher, now living in Virginia, Michele (Thomas) Chmielewski. Carmel Creek teachers put the word out of Tommy's accident and need for prayers. I want you to know that my children (ages 2 and 4) and husband are praying for you every single day,Tommy, as well as for the strength of your family during this difficult time. I have such fond memories of you, Tommy, and know that God has His hand upon all of you. We will be praying for a full recovery and will check your blog regularly. Love and prayers to all of you! Michele

  6. WOW!!!! Such great news!! The power of prayer is amazing!! Tommy is so strong. We are so proud of him and keep him in our thoughts minute by minute. Lots of love, Cathy