Day 8 of Coma – Please, Please Pray for Matthew

Hello To All,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you tonight and share with you that Matthew has developed some new complications.  The doctor told me that early this morning they started Matthew on antibiotics because he has pneumonia, is running a fever, and his blood pressure is running on the low side.  However, his ketamine is still running.  It is absolutely the most helpless feeling to sit next to your son struggling so and the only thing Daniel and I can do is to sit by his bed and pray.  I am so very thankful that Daniel came with us.  I don’t know where I would be without him.  For being a young man, he is an incredible tower of strength.  I know one thing for sure.  That Matthew went into this coma with all of his heart and soul to fight all the way and humbly prayed to God to bless him with a miracle to be able to wake up from his coma and be pain free.  With all of my heart I believe that God will keep Matthew safe and carry him through this trying time.  I personally will keep the Blessed Mother up all night, begging her to hear our prayers and intercede for Matthew.  I am sorry that this is short tonight, but emotionally I cannot even begin to find the words to put down onto paper how we are feeling.

Again, Matthew is very blessed to have literally thousands of people praying for him and with all of their hearts, wishing the best for him.  I ask you tonight to please, please pray extra for Matthew tonight.  He needs us all now more than ever to pray fo him.  I don’t know how I could ever return all that old friends and new friends, and people we do not even know, who are reaching out to Mathew with genuine hearts, for all that you have already done and continue to do.  Matthew always felt that the solution to any problem was the power of prayer.  I love and miss you all!

Please continue to pray for Matthew and Melissa!

God Bless You All!

Forever Grateful,




2 Responses to “Day 8 of Coma – Please, Please Pray for Matthew”

  1. Cousin Tommy says:

    Hi Nancy, Russ, Matt & Daniel,

    Be assured that Aunty Theresa and her good friend St. Michael are watching over Matthew and are praying for him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Keep the strong faith and be assured that we will keep the prayers coming. God Bless,


    Cousin Tommy

  2. Nancy, I know what you’re going through now. Tracy and Judy went through all the complications you’ve mentioned, and their pneumonia was extremely serious. But they both weathered the ordeal, although they did have to remain in ICU much longer than anticipated. You can read through our updates on to get a sense of where we were. Now Tracy is totally pain-free and back to life in full!!! Dr. Rohr is used to dealing with whatever complications come up, and getting everyone through much better than before. We know your pain, your worst fears. Better days are ahead! Our prayers are with you. Think positive!!!!!!!!
    Gayle and Rick Brooks

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