“I just chalked it up to him being, you know at the time, late 80s; we forget things,” she said. “And he said, ‘No, this isn’t right.” He was diagnosed shortly after that conversation.
Susan, who shares four children with Tony, confirmed that he’s still aware of who she and their kids are. The proud mom is also Tony’s full-time caregiver, which she expressed, “If someone has to take care of him, I’d want it to be me. There’s really nothing that gives me greater joy or pride than I’m able to be with him and take care of him.”
She added, “When people say, ‘What do you do?’ I say, ‘I take care of a national treasure.'”
As the coronavirus pandemic is still rampant, Susan noted that things have gotten “a little worse,” but at this time Tony’s doctors don’t believe he will “drastically decline.”