Ohio – Clearcreek Twp. Officer Eric Ney was hospitalized again because his recovery didn’t proceed as expected, Clearcreek Twp. police Chief John Terrill said Friday afternoon.
Officer Ney has been recovering for more than a month and a half after being shot in the face and sustaining serious injuries on July 12 while responding to a domestic violence incident. Initially, the recovery progress was slow but successful. However, Ney had to undergo a several-hour-long surgery earlier this week since his condition worsened and doctors were required to address blood clots and other health difficulties he had been experiencing recently.
According to Chief John Terrill, the procedure did bring relief, but Ney would likely require another operation on Monday next week.
Ney is hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit and is awake and conscious, according to the most current information provided by health officials. Terrill added that there is still air leaking into Ney’s brain as a result of a jagged fracture in his skull caused by a shot to the face.
Eric is out of surgery now. He is intubated and sedated. They could not find the hole but did find a really jagged fracture. They went ahead and packed that area hoping that is where the air is getting into the brain. After another scan tmrw they will decide whether or not another surgery is needed on Thursday. Please pray that this does the job and no more surgery is needed. OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD. Thank you all so much for continuing to pray and keep us In your thoughts. Much Love and many Blessings to you all, Officer Ney’s wife, Lisa, said on Facebook earlier this week.
Officer Ney was scheduled to have yet another surgery on Thursday. However, that surgery was cancelled because the scan results showed improvement. Doctors said they would keep an eye on Ney’s health day by day and decide later if he needed another surgery.
Ney, who was discharged from the hospital in late July but was admitted to the Miami Valley Hospital on Aug. 17, is a 14-year veteran of the force.