Coach Blake Anderson reports positive signs after wife’s surgery to remove brain tumors

Coach Blake Anderson reports positive signs after wife’s surgery to remove brain tumors
The couple celebrated their 26th anniversary in December.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State Red Wolves’ Head Coach Blake Anderson announced Friday that a CT scan after his wife’s brain surgery on Thursday morning showed reduced swelling.

Anderson said on social media that the scan shows that the swelling reduced by half, relieving pain and clearing Wendy Anderson’s thinking and speech.

In the surgery, doctors removed two tumors in her brain.

Anderson said it is a huge answer to prayer for her brain to respond so quickly to the procedure.

On Monday, Anderson announced on social media that his wife’s condition had taken a turn for the worse.

In a 5:22 a.m. tweet, Anderson said his wife Wendy had been rushed to the emergency room with “severe head pain and nausea.”

Following several tests and scans, she was admitted to the intensive care unit.

“Unfortunately, the tests confirmed our fears that her cancer has also targeted the brain with several large masses,” Anderson stated. “Please continue to pray for strength and healing.”

As of Wednesday, Jan. 23, Anderson said the swelling in her brain has gone down; but, doctors say Wendy will need to undergo further treatment and surgery to relieve pressure around two of the largest tumors.

On Dec. 12, Coach Anderson said the disease had metastasized in the lymph nodes, liver, and lungs.

The couple celebrated their 26th anniversary on Dec. 19, 2018.

Copyright 2019 KAIT. All rights reserved.