Here’s what we’ve been able to determine so far:
We don’t know exactly what precipitated the collapse, but it appears that he had complete blockage in two arteries. Surgery coming to remove those.
At one point, he was on nine different medications to keep him alive; slowly, those are being reduced. He’s now down to 6 different IV drips and three machines, including cardiac assist and a ventilator.
We still don’t know why there was an initial pronouncement. Who told Patrick? How much time elapsed before he did find out? Apparently, he did recognize and respond to Patrick, so there is hope for some type of recovery. Medicine has come a long way, but please — don’t take moments for granted.