A bereaved Massachusetts dad gave a tragic memorial to his three tiny children, as well as a message of forgiveness to his wife, who is accused in connection with the children’s deaths.
Saturday, Patrick Clancy issued a statement, stating, “My family was the most wonderful thing that had ever occurred to me. I felt great delight in being Lindsay’s spouse and the father to Cora, Dawson, and Callan.”
Lindsay Clancy, his wife, is presently hospitalized and being held by police.
According to local officials, the 32-year-old allegedly attempted suicide on Jan. 24 by jumping out of a window at the couple’s home in Duxbury, a tiny coastal town approximately 30 miles south of Boston.
First responders who raced to the residence after receiving a 911 call about his wife’s suicide attempt discovered three small children inside who were “unconscious with apparent symptoms of significant trauma,” according to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz.
A 5-year-old girl named Cora Clancy and a 3-year-old child named Dawson Clancy were both taken to a hospital in nearby Plymouth and declared dead. Callan Clancy, an 8-month-old boy, was rushed to a Boston hospital for treatment, where he eventually died.
Lindsay Clancy is now facing murder and assault charges in connection with her three children’s deaths.
On a GoFundMe page set up by a family friend to gather money for “medical costs, funeral services, and legal support… while he weathers this horrific, life-altering catastrophe,” atrick Clancy spoke publicly for the first time.
Patrick Clancy shared recollections of each of his children in his roughly 1,300-word letter, praising Dawson as “naturally witty and generous,” Cora as “stunningly beautiful,” and Callan, his youngest, as a “easy going youngster.”
“Callan always understood how to make me feel better when I was having a terrible day. Maybe that’s why he hung on a bit longer – to save me whatever misery he could “He put pen to paper. “As painful as it was, I was lucky and glad to experience his warmth till the very end. My only possibility of thinking he felt mine is faith.”
Patrick Clancy also commented about his wife, noting that she had been depicted by individuals who “had no idea who the real Lindsay was.”
“Our marriage was fantastic, and it got progressively stronger as her illness gradually deteriorated,” he wrote. “I took as much joy in being her husband as I did in being a father, and I felt incredibly fortunate to have her in my life.”
Patrick Clancy did not provide any information on his wife’s “condition.”
During a news conference last week, reporters questioned the district attorney if Lindsay Clancy had any known mental health difficulties.
“I’m not qualified to speak on mental health concerns,” Cruz said. “However, I would say that everything is under consideration.”
Lindsay Clancy was a nurse in Boston, according to reports. More information on her condition was not immediately made available to the public.
Patrick Clancy writes that he wants his family, friends, and strangers to forgive him for forgiving his wife.
“I’d want to implore everyone to find it deep within yourself to forgive Lindsay, as I have,” Patrick Clancy wrote. “Lindsay was lavishly compassionate and caring to everyone, including me, our children, relatives, friends, and her patients. Her own spirit is filled with love. All I want for her right now is for her to find peace.”
What is the difference between postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis?
While authorities and Lindsay Clayton’s family have not remarked on her mental health, the case has brought to light the difficulties that women might experience after giving baby.
It has also drawn attention to the critical difference between postpartum psychosis and the more frequent postpartum depression.
While both postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis can occur after childbirth, postpartum psychosis is uncommon and can lead to suicidal or homicidal ideas, according to doctors.
“It’s a genuine medical emergency,” said Dr. Jennifer Ashton, News chief medical reporter and board-certified OB/GYN. “This is a case of mental sickness.”
Ashton stated that in her 22-year experience as an OB-GYN, she had never seen a case of postpartum psychosis, which she describes as appearing “more intensely” than the more usual postpartum depression.