Gordie Howe, aka Mr. Hockey, suffered a serious stroke on Sunday morning and his health is reportedly deteriorating. This tough read from the Detroit Free Press:
“I feel like this is his final lap around the rink,” Murray Howe, one of Gordie’s three sons, told the Free Press tonight. “I’m guessing that he’s not going to recover … but then again, he’s about as strong as they get. If anybody can do it he can.”
Another son, Mark Howe, recently told his children: Go see my father, because his health was failing. The message prompted Howe’s daughter, Azia, to take her youngest child, Lahna, to see Gordie this past weekend. It may be the last time they do so. […]
“He had a bad stroke a couple of days ago, and I tried to do some FaceTime with him, and he looked really bad yesterday,” Mark Howe said Tuesday evening during a layover in Denver. “He’s pretty well immobile. It’s not good, but at least my daughter spoke to him today and said she understood a couple of words, which is very encouraging.
Our thoughts and prayers are with 9, his family and friends.