His wife Jill Kelly has been tweeting about her husband's treatment of cancer since it began at Lenox Hill Hospital. She says despite hopes of returning to Western New York, the Kelly family will not head home.
Jim Kelly has been receiving radiation and chemotherapy after a recurrence of cancer in his jaw showed up last month. The treatment was slated to last six weeks.
Jill Kelly says the family will spend Easter in New York as Kelly's care continues.
Dan Kelly said his brother had a rough stretch last week following his first chemotherapy session on April 8. He said the treatments are particularly painful because they're targeting cancer cells attached to nerves in Kelly's maxillary sinus and adjacent tissues.
Kelly is scheduled to have two more chemotherapy sessions and is also having radiation treatment five days a week.
He has spent the past three weeks being treated at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
Kelly initially underwent surgery in Buffalo last June to remove cancerous cells from his upper jaw. A follow-up test in March revealed that the cancer had returned.