Our friends, the Denny family, welcomedtheir 10th child on September 20th.
During labor, Erica experienced a uterine rupture so their baby was without oxygen and when he was born it took some time for him to breath on his own. The doctors were keeping him cool and sedated for the time being to give him the best fighting chance in a NICU at a different hospital from where Erica was left in ICU after delivery. Mark, her husband stayed with the baby.
Yesterday, there was serious concern as the baby boy(!), Sheamus, was on the decline. The neurologist said that he had no brain activity. His eyes were not reacting to light nor was his gag reflex working. And he was no longer breathing on his own.
A few hours ago, this update was shared via Erica’s sister:
Erica’s uterus ruptured during labor causing the placental abruption. It can repair itself, but if it doesn’t, they will preform surgery to repair it. It sounds like she’s in really great and capable hands!
Great news! Sheamus is breathing on his own with only 20% help! Praise be to God! Keep the prayers coming though because he is still in critical condition!
Erica was released last night from the hospital and drove to see her baby. However, she started throwing up green bile and has now been admitted to a hospital in Madera. She’s in a room and under care with Mark at the moment. Papa Denny is with the baby. My mom is driving directly to her and my dad is driving the kids to see the baby. Pray for peace and healing.
Please join me in saying a novena of Memorares:
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
Prayer for Sheamus’ Miraculous Healing through the Intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen:
Eternal Father, You alone grant us every blessing in Heaven and on earth, through the redemptive mission of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and by the working of the Holy Spirit. If it be according to Your Will, glorify Your servant, Fulton J. Sheen, by granting the favor I now request through his prayerful intercession – that Sheamus Padraig’s body heals and functions normally and that he is spared any brain damage. I make this prayer confidently through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
The family is asking that we all please continue to pray for Sheamus and Erica. They are praying the prayer for the canonization of Vulnerable Fulton Sheen, asking his intercession for the baby and his momma.
In addition to these prayers, they are also praying a novena (every 9 hours, or 9 nine days) to St. Raphael and have asked us to join in that prayer as well.
NOVENA TO ST. RAPHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
-Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be…
Glorious Archangel St. Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. You are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners.
-Recite one Glory Be…
We beg you, assist ______________ in all his/her needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels. Because you are the medicine of God,” we humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of his/her soul and the ills that afflict his/her body.
-Recite one Glory Be…
We especially ask of you the favor, the intersession of conversion of heart and the great grace of purity, to prepare ________, to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
-Recite one Glory Be…
St. Raphael, of the glorious seven who stand before the throne of Him who lives and reigns, Angel of health, the Lord has filled your hand with balm from heaven to soothe or cure our pains. Heal or cure the victim of disease. And guide our steps when doubtful of our ways.
May God hear and answer our prayer according to His holy will and for His greater glory.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN
I will keep you updated as I see updates posted. Please keep this family, especially Sheamus, Erica, and Mark, in your prayers. This really strkes a chord with me and leaves me full of tears.
St. Raphael, Our Most Blessed Mother, and Ven. Fulton Sheen, please pray for us! Amen.