This is a tough email to write.
Mort is currently in Mindanao. I regret to inform you that shortly after our visit about a week ago he was diagnosed with a meningiomain his brain. Nita has contacted three local neurologists in CDO and all three have refused to perform the surgery to remove this growth due to his age and risk factors.
So at this time Mort is pretty much confined to the bed and most of the time he has no awareness of where he is or who is around him.
The VA in Manila has really been of no assistance. This coming week we will be recontacting doctors in Cagayan De Oro trying to get someone to agree to do the surgery which we all feel is his last chance for any meaningful life.
We do have a Magic Jack connected in his home, but at this time it is very unlikely that Mort would know who he was talking to, so I suggest holding phone calls until such a time as we can get someone to perform the surgery and get him back home.
Nita is currently with me in Angeles and with the help of Don Hammond we are getting his affairs in order and preparing for his return after a successful surgery.
Morty has not been capable of using email for over a year so please do not send him emails to him at this time as we are cleaning out his inbox so it can be used for important correspondence (VA, IRS, etc).