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Sunday, December 27, 2009

FINAL UPDATE...

Patricia Sweeney McEnroe passed away today peacefully  in her sleep, less than an hour after I posted the previous update.


Thank you again for all your prayers and kind wishes; I'm sure they lit her way home...



Pat McEnroe, a last photograph


LATEST UPDATE:  As I was leaving to fly back home, the doctors discovered that her trouble breathing came not from the COPD as previously assumed, but pneumonia, picked up I guess while she was lying on the bathroom floor before I found her.  They're treating that now, too.


UPDATE: Mom has stabilized.  Her blood pressure is back up, respiration and heartbeat are closer to normal, she's lucid and eating.  My sisters, both medical professionals, are optimistic.  Now it's watch the kidney function, and a long period of convalescence and physical therapy.

Thank you so much, everyone who answered my request for prayers.

Flew home to NY for Christmas with the family.
Woke up Saturday morning to find my mother on the floor.
She's in ICU now with sepsis and undetermined cardiac problems complicating pre-existing diabetic and COPD conditions.
All the prayers you can spare will be greatfully accepted.

43 comments:

Nashville Beat said...

Be assured that your mother will be included in our intercessionary prayers this week. Hang in there, Richard. We will be praying for you to be given the strength to cope with the stress, as well.

stuiec said...

A prayer for healing for your mother and your entire family.

Tim Blair said...

As someone who has received your prayers in the past, Richard, I'm all the way with you here.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes to you Richard. Tell her as many things as you can of all the things she did and said that gave you love and joy.

Mehaul said...

Prayers to you Mrs McEnroe. God bless.

Dr. Alice said...

Prayers to you and your family, best of luck and strength for your mother.

Anonymous said...

Lord, please look kindly on Richard's mom, for her and his sake, and ours. We hope to see him continue his effervescent ways, as part of our extended blog family. We wait in faith, and in the meantime remember to count our blessings. Amen.
Blogstrop

kae said...

Richard, your mum is in my thoughts.

The Sanity Inspector said...

Our best to all concerned. Keep us posted.

Mr. Bingley said...

aw gosh richard, our prayers are with you.

i'm in manhattan tues/weds/thurs if you need a drink.

kc said...

Prayers for you all from NEFL. Take care.

Irobot said...

Richard, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take strength from the support you receive from friends.

Sandi said...

Thinking of you, Richard. My very best wishes to you and your Mum.

thefrollickingmole said...

Best wishes to your mum, and your family at this time mate.

RebeccaH said...

My prayers are with you and your family, Richard.

steveH said...

For your mother and your family and you.

JDB said...

You are all in our prayers in Upstate New York.

jaycurrie said...

Our prayers are with you and your mother. Prayers and luck and the resolve of aged mums should, we hope, get you through.

carpefraise said...

What awful luck, Richard.
I wish your mother all the power of recovery and you the endurance to get through this.
Best from Down Under.

Nilk said...

Richard, my prayers are with you and your mum.

May Jehovah-rophi, the God who Heals, take care of her and show the doctors the way to treat her.

May He give you and yours peace of mind and the fortitude you need to deal with a crisis of this nature.

there are plenty of us thinking of you, and praying for you.

Stay strong.

nilk

richard mcenroe said...

Thank you all so much for your words and prayers. I've made sure my mother will know about them.

richard mcenroe said...

BTW Mr. Bingley, thanks for the offer. Had I stayed in town I'da taken you up on it.

MAHTOMEDI said...

Sorry for your loss Richard. God bless the soul and memory of Patricia McEnroe.

Nashville Beat said...

Richard,

Thanks for letting us know of her peaceful passing. It was a blessing that she died in the company of those who loved her. As you confront the loss, please know that our sympathy and our prayers are with you.

God bless your mother and God bless you and your family.

Mr. Bingley said...

Gosh, Richard, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad for her and you and your loved ones that she passed peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by those who loved her.

God bless.

kae said...

Condolences, Richard and family.

Carol said...

Richard, you and your family have my deepest condolences. My prayers are with you.

Carolyn

JeffS said...

My condolences to you and your family, Richard.

SwampWoman said...

My heart hurts for you. I am so sorry.

Yojimbo said...

Be comforted in the fact that she is in a far better place now, free from pain and worry. Many of us here know exactly what you are feeling now. Just judging by what I know about you we have all been blessed by her time on earth.

Tim Blair said...

Deepest sorrow for you and your family, Richard. Rest in peace Patricia.

kc said...

Truly, news that makes my heart hurt, Richard. Condolences to you and your family.

Mehaul said...

Condolences Richard

Anonymous said...

It is truely a comfort and a blessing that all of you have come to embrace Richard and his family, especially at this sad, sad time.

The internet continues to amaze...world-wide communities of friends who have never met but are friends never-the-less in the truest sense of the word. It is a privilege.

Deborah Leigh

elcampeador.com said...

Terrible loss, Richard. Prayers and thoughts to you and yours.

Stay strong, the woman that gave you life wouldn't accept anything less.

Bob Belvedere said...

My condolences to you and your family, Richard.

christian soldier said...

Prayers to you and Yours....
C-CS

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. You and your family will remain in my prayers.

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Paco said...

I am very sorry to hear this news, Richard. God bless her, and you.

Sandi said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, Richard.

Anonymous said...

From my family to yours, our condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

geoff said...

My condolences Richard. I wish you and yours a long and happy life.

Carpefraise said...

Oh what sad news Richard. Very sorry.

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