According to information I have received from Kathleen O'Neill:
Margot met with a new doctor on Saturday. He was very patient and kind and explained Rudy's condition to her more clearly than the other doctor. The Chief of Staff and the Head of the Stroke Team told Margot that Rudy showed a 90% chance of no recovery from his brain stem stroke. His reflexes and such were rated on a scale of 1-6. A "1" is scored for just being there. Rudy's score was a "2" all week.
The doctor assured Margot that Rudy would not be given a large dose of morphine or taken off food and hydration.
He evaluated Rudy on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Fr. Zendejas and Fr. Zigrang present. With their advice and support, the decision was made to remove Rudy from extra life support today, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, at 3:00 p.m.
A group is organizing to pray the Rosary at Queen of Angels in Dickinson at that time. All are welcome.
Margot has requested no more visitors or phone calls but appreciates all the love and compassion shown through this difficult time. Although the whole family is in need of prayers, please pray especially for Christian, who is having a hard time with the decision.
Our Lady of Sorrows, Pray for Us!