Our thanks to Lou Hollander firstname.lastname@example.org for forwarding this information:
Lou was informed by Kathy Doran that her husband Sean Doran suffered a major stroke Thursday night 4/14. She request prayers for Sean. She will keep me updated and I will forward the information.
SICK DESK UP DATE ON SEAN DORAN
I have been informed by Hank Cronin that he had a conversation with Seanís wife, Kathy. She said that Sean is in a coma and all is keeping very positive and needs lots of Transit Police prayers. Her family is with her for support and knowing that Sean will get better. I will pass on further information as I get it. Please keep up the prayers.
Below is an email I received from Kathy and below that is a narrative of his condition that was sent to another friend.
Louie, below is an update on Sean that I sent to our neighbors, friends and family. Hoping it provides info for Sean's NY Transit police brothers. I am overwhelmed with calls so this is easiest for me. I talked to Hank, tell all to continue to pray and I will keep you update.
Thank you, Katy Doran
Good Morning Barry and all,
As you can imagine, I am so overwhelmed and touched by everyone in Moss Creek and the outpouring of love and good wishes. Let me begin by saying thank you, it means everything, and please continue to pray in whatever fashion you do. I have people all over the world praying for him.
Thursday into Friday morning Dr. Horn, neurosurgeon performed surgery that saved Sean's life.
Since then Sean has been in ICU and has shown some small improvement but we need more.
He is still in a coma, and it's not induced, in fact they have him off all pain medication, etc..
His vital signs are all good, but he is on a ventilator......helping him breath, not sure when they will see if he can do all his own breathing.
Dr. Horn, the nurses, ICU Doctor and staff are all wonderful, I feel like he is getting very good care.
My conversation with Dr. Horn yesterday was hopeful, obviously the sooner he responds, opens his eyes moves more voluntarily the better. Because of the extent of the bleed and damage it did to the right side of his brain, he will have diminished capability on his left side, cognitively he will fare better. There are still very serious unknowns regarding brain stem impact.
This will be a marathon not a sprint healing process and there is still much unknown, uncertainty and risk and threat. But I have enormous hope and faith that he will continue to improve. He is after all a very stubborn and determined Irishman! He is surrounded by love, caring and good care.
I have family here with me and Sean 's brother Brian and sister Rita are also here. Sean's mom has not been told, Rita will go to NY Wednesday to tell her. We worry about her, but she is a strong minded, determined woman, like mother, like son.
I will end by thanking you all again and asking that you continue to pray for him, ask everyone you know to do the same.
Be joyful, enjoy the moments,
I hope I have not missed anyone!
WIFE OF GORDON CASAZZA
Wanted to pass this along about my wife Kathy, she underwent the following:
Spinal stenosis, lumbar region, with neurogenic claudication
Spondylolisthesis at L4-L5 level
Doctor is pleased how everything went during and after surgery. Procedure did take longer than he had planned. Kathy is
getting stronger as each day passes but tried to decrease the pain and spasm medication. BAD MOVE.
Follow your Drs. orders.