Skip to comments.O'Connor Still In Intensive Care (Pittsburgh Mayor called "Unresponsive")
Posted on 08/30/2006 3:29:03 AM PDT by prisoner6
POSTED: 4:11 pm EDT August 28,
After undergoing surgery on Monday, the hospital's latest statement on O'Connor was that he was in serious condition.
"I was with my classmate, Father Terry, and Judy O'Connor was there, and some other family and friends," said Father Thomas Burke, a family friend of the O'Connors. "We had some lunch, and we're just trying to support each other, pull through together. And then I did have the opportunity to go down and see the mayor with his son, Father Terry. And we all said a little prayer and we blessed him, so, we're just all hanging in there."
When asked if the mayor was awake, Burke said, "He's still unresponsive. Machines are hooked up to him. He's resting comfortably. He does look comfortable. And we just said a brief prayer over him."
O'Connor's medical team said brain scans conducted Sunday night and Monday indicated seizure activity, and tests showed that infection may have involved his drain and spinal fluid.
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O'Connor is a Democrat...Pubbies don't stand a chance here...but it's a very sad situation not just for his family but the city and county as well.
There appears to have been a power struggle, with O'Connor firing several top aids right after he was hospitalized in July. A deputy mayor has been appointed.
If O'Connor loses his battle, the transition should go to the 23 year old president of city council as outlined in the Home Rule Charter. However there seems to be some questions/challanges about that and the situation is confusing at best.
Despite his political persuasion, prayers for him and his family.
A very close friend of mine was a city policeman for years. He was forced to register Democrat because of the job and the ridiculous politics of the city. He ended up retiring two years ago and one of the first things he did was to change his political affiliation.
Even as a staunch conservative he said that Bob O'Connor is a fine man. I can't imagine a good outcome to this. My prayers for him and his family.
My family and I were away at the beginning of July...when we came home, and I read the stacked up newspapers, I was stunned by the irony of Mr. O'Connor entering the hospital the day before the MLB All Star game was held here in Pittsburgh. He worked so hard, and promoted Pittsburgh so enthusiasticly. He truly loved Pittsburgh and it showed.
Special prayers go out to the family!!!!!