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Update on Ray Payne #6

September 1, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ray and Barb Payne – Whittier, Alaska – Summer 2010

Update from Judith Payne Crotts – August 31, 2012 – 4:01 PM EDT:

“Dad’s moving to the oncology ward in a little bit. He’s sleeping a lot right now, kind of confused when awake from all the pain meds. Kidneys still aren’t up and running. Thx for the prayers – it’s hard for us to see him like this!”

Update from Ginny Dow – August 30, 2012 – 7:50 PM EDT:

“Things are pretty complicated. His kidneys are still not functioning. Every time they do dialysis, they flush the meds out of his system, leaving him in excruciating pain. They did some more xrays today to see if there is another origin for the pain. On top of everything else, he now has severe gout in his wrist. We so appreciate the prayers. He is holding us in His arms.”

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. Rosalind Beck
    September 2, 2012 at 11:00 am

    So sorry to hear about Ray, our prayers are with you. Barbara I send a special big hug to you. In Him, Roz Beck

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