Our closest friends Matthew and Esther have been mentioned on this blog many times. They farm in southern Missouri.
Yesterday their youngest child, Fergus, suffered an accident in which he nearly drowned at their home. He did not breathe for a considerable time. He was brought by helicopter to a hospital. He is on a breathing machine, and is being kept cold in order to reduce brain swelling. The doctors told his parents that they will not know the extent of brain health until 48 to 72 hours after the accident. It has been less than 24 hours as of this writing, and at this point Fergus is not doing well. Fergus' first birthday is later this month.
The pain of this event is compounded by the fact that Matt & Esther lost a 2 month old daughter to SIDS in 2006.
If you could remember them in your prayers, dear reader, I should be most grateful.
Holy Father St. Patrick, healer and wonder-worker, pray to Christ our God for His servant, the infant Fergus!
UPDATE: (March 23) Fergus is not doing well. He is unresponsive, we are told. Things look bleak.