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Ray Payne Showing Signs of Improvement – Update #5

Update from Ginny Dow – August 28, 2012 – 4:00 AM EDT:

“I just finished giving Dad a cup of orange jello. Seems small, but this is such a huge step to us. He asked for it: “Jello,” and then with every bite, he whispered (alternately), “Tastes good” and “yes, please.” The epitome of politeness. Then when I reminded him of who I am and where he is, he asked: “is it really you, Ginny?” I said yes. He whispered (very haltingly), “Why aren’t you in school?”

I think he’s coming back! : ) We came prepared for the worst, as most of you know. We were told that he was dying. We brought funeral clothes. We all feel so incredibly blessed to have more time with this wonderful man who means so much to so many people.”

Update from Deb Payne Ritz – August 27, 2012 – 6:00 PM EDT:

“Dad seems better this evening, he is now off the respirator and breathing on his own! He is squeezing our hand when we talk to him, and nods or shakes his head when asked questions…on his third dialysis now & we are hoping his kidneys start responding soon. It’s just day to day now as we watch for small improvements. Thank u for continued prayers and words of encouragement.”

Update from Judith Payne Crotts – August 26, 2012 – 10:00 AM EDT:

“Thanks to all for praying. My dad came through the night. He’s still critical, but seems to be able to hear us and is occasionally responsive by squeezing a hand (which is so precious to us right now.)”

Update from Mark Dow  – August 26, 2012  at 12:00 PM EDT:

“Ray is showing very small, incremental improvements. Please continue to pray as he remains critical in ICU at Glen Falls Hospital.”

Update from Ginny Dow – August 25, 2012 – 10:59 AM EDT:

“Dad is still hanging in there . . . starting a second dialysis treatment this am. Fighting the infections with strong meds. Thanks for the prayer . . .”

Update from Mark Dow  – August 24, 2012  at 11:05 AM EDT:

“The doctors have called the family to come so we are headed to NY. We will let you know as more info is available. He is in the Father’s hands.”

Update from Mark Dow – August 23, 2012 – 11:11 PM EDT:

“Please pray and pass this on to prayer warriors that you know! Ginny’s father (Ray Payne) is diabetic and recently diagnosed with multiple myaloma and is in his first course of chemo. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance today for possible dehydration and extreme pain. He is now possibly with meningitis, he is unresponsive and his kidneys have shut down. He has faithfully served the Lord Jesus for about 50 years as a Pastor and a Police Chaplain and now needs us to intercede for him.

Posted by:   Jack Caron, Web Administrator – Only One Son

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  1. Ruth Swinerton
    August 28, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I am originally from First Baptist in North Conway,NH–My father-Rev A Eugene Lloyd was the pastor there for many years–I am now living in Va and have continued to follow you folks. May you know that we pray for you and especially at this time. The Lord knows and will carry us thru each and every trial–“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say destroy them. Deuteronomy 33:27.
    May our wonderful Lord and SAviour continue to bless you and yours.
    In The bonds of Christ
    Warren & Ruth Swinerton
    ” When thou passest through the waters,I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned;neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:2

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