On their respective twitter feeds, Jay and Scott Paterno both thanked the hospital staff at Mount Nittany Medical Center for the care they afforded Joe Paterno during his battle with lung cancer.

This is from Jay Paterno:

“A special thanks to the Hospital staff. They helped us all through the past few days. Can not begin to express our gratitude.”

This is from Scott Paterno:

“My family wants to express our heartfelt thanks to the hospital staff and doctors. They were amazing and caring – Thanks isn’t enough.

We would also like to thank all of the tens of thousands of people who have been praying – your kindness continues to sustain us.

Finally, to Penn Staters, past and present, know that Dad loves you all and has always loved being part of your family.”