On Sunday July 28th Rory began having flu like symptoms. He was brought to ER Tuesday morning. By Tuesday night he was in ICU and was able to talk with difficulty. They ran many tests but had to wait for cultures to come back. On Wednesday was able to look around, but could not answer. That afternoon he was put on a Ventilator because he could no longer breathe on his own. Wednesday night was very difficult for Rory. He had Atrial Fibrillation for 6 hours before they got it under control. His vitals fluctuated all day. He was and still is completely non-responsive.
It has been confirmed that he contracted West Nile Virus causing meningoencephalitis (Doctors said it is the worst that they haver ever seen). He is currently in a deep coma fighting for his life.
Friend, brother, father of two, and grandfather of soon to be four. Many of his friends and family have traveled to Scottsdale, AZ to be near him and wait for him to wake up.
We are all praying and hoping that we wakes up soon and gets to see all the love and support he has waiting for him.