Just a quick post to let everyone know that being run over by a motorbike is an unpleasant experience and I strongly recommend avoiding it. However, as always I try to make the best of these things, after all I now have a smiley face imprinted on my leg and comedy tyre-marks on my shirt – so there is an element of win there.
The Pope has a funny idea of just what constitutes evidence for something rather than just lack of evidence against something… Continue reading
Sad news. Mary passed away at 7pm today. It seems she waited for my arrival from the UK – lasting just 3 minutes after my I ran into the hospital – long enough for me to say goodbye. She will be sorely missed by a huge number of people who’s lives she has enriched.
More to follow – for now I’m too numb to say more.
In case I don’t get the chance tomorrow, I wanted to let you all know that things look even worse than we thought. Mary is not showing signs of brain activity and there is a strong chance that the life support might be switched off soon. I will update as opportunity allows – I fly to Ireland tomorrow afternoon to be with Melissa and the rest of the family. We appreciate the messages of support that people have sent and I will pass on the goodwill to Melissa – and Mary – when I see them tomorrow.
For anyone who’s reading this and who knows Mary I wanted to let you know that things aren’t going well. Although she’s stable she has been taken off most of her medication, but has not come out of the induced coma. Her organs are not showing signs of recovery and she has internal bleeding in various organs – including the brain. Things look pretty bleak. We’ll find out more tomorrow.