Thursday, October 6, 2011

Update: The Most Recent Developments with Craig and his Family

We’ve had a setback over the last several days. Craig had recently started having a hard time focusing on things with his eyes (visually) along with tasks that required any amount of concentration.  Wednesday of this week he got worse and Marsha decided that he needed to go into the hospital and get checked out.  The appointment was for 1:30 in the afternoon, as the day progressed the ability to focus became increasingly more difficult and disorientation started to set in. 

At the hospital they did a brain and the Doctor scheduled a meeting for Thursday morning at 9:45 to go over the results of the scans.  The rest of the evening was pretty uneventful.  Around 3:10 AM Craig grabbed and squeezed Marsha’s hand very tightly, he was having a seizure and was unresponsive.  Craig sounded as if he was choking and needed to be turned onto his side to prevent choking. 911 was activated and the Police and Paramedics arrived to assess the situation. During this time the severity of the seizure had started to decrease however, Craig was still unable to talk, he tried to mutter words but they were incoherent. The ambulance transported both Craig and Marsha to Timpanogos Hospital at roughly 4:00 AM.

This morning another brain scan was preformed and the results were not what anyone had expected or wanted. There are three large tumors and several small tumors in Craig’s brain. Two of the large ones are in the rear, one of which is suspected of causing the seizure; the third large one is located in the front on the right side.  As of now we’re waiting for Craig to get a bed at the Huntsman Center were he’ll receive additional treatments. 


  1. I'm so sorry. Please let me know if there is anything I can do, besides prayers.

    Scott Myler

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our love to the family.

  3. We love you guys! Praying for you.

  4. Craig & Marsha, We just wanted to let you know how much we love your family!!! Not a day goes by that we don't think of you and pray for you and your family.

    Please give Craig a big hug from us and tell him we love him. Hope to see you soon!

    Wayne & Klissa

  5. You are very much a part of our prayers, as well. Although it has been a long time since we have lived in Orem, we have fond memories of our ward and our neighborhood, and of your family. Our hearts are with you now. Joanna and I were just talking about you two the other day. She felt that both of you, Marsha and Craig, were great influences for good for her when she was in high school. We love you!

  6. Craig Perry, I hope someday you will know what an influence you have been in my life. I want you to know that I love you brother! When you are embraced by your Heavenly Father, I know he will say "well done they good and faithful servant, well done" When that time comes I need one favor, I lost my brother when I was 12 yrs old and I would love for you to give him a huge hug for me and tell him that I miss him. His name is Grant. Brothers for eternity! Rich