Dear Family and Friends of Richard:
This blog is set up to inform everyone about the heart attack Richard suffered on April 23, 2008, his current health situation and his future progress. From what is known today, Richard's attack was severe and he is now hospitalized at Mount Sinai in New York. Richard is not currently conscious and his team of doctors is tracking his progress, both to the damage his heart may have suffered as well as to any possible brain trauma due to the deprivation of oxygen during the heart attack and through the time the paramedics stabilized his condition.
In the coming days, the doctors are going to wean Richard off of several medications in order to determine any neurological damage and to see if he is able to regain consciousness on his own. As well, the doctors will continue to track the status of his heart.
Richard's parents and numerous friends have been by his side since his hospitalization. Your prayers and thoughts for Richard are greatly appreciated as he is in critical condition. However, we all know Richard to be a fighter and we look forward to his continued strength as he perseveres through this tough health crisis.
You are welcome to post comments to this blog and we will definitely share them with Richard as soon as we can. As well, please feel free to check back as we will post updates regularly.