Ray Baxley

First post: 8/23/2016 Latest post: 8/23/2016
August 19th - From Jennifer Baxley - I want thank all of my friends, and family for the love & support. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such uplifting group of people. Thank you for respecting our space during this difficult time, we know you all have been very concerned. Needless to say things haven't been what we planned the last couple weeks. We felt like it was time to share what was happening. (please note I do not work in the medical field) August 1st my daddy, Ray Baxley had a stroke while at work. This caused him to have a bleed on the left side of his brain. He was taken to Medical City of Dallas, and as the week progressed things looked promising. That Saturday he got pneumonia, ran a high fever and was no longer able to breathe on his own. The doctors put him on ventilation life support in order to help him breathe, at this point they had to sedate him in order to put in a tube. A couple days later things again started to look promising. The doctors decided to take him off sedation, since he began to breathe again on his own. After days of waiting for him to come out of sedation, we all realized things weren't going the way they should be. The doctors ran CAT scans and EEG'S revealing massive amounts of brain damage in many parts of his brain. He could no longer speak, or see. His brain can no longer tell his body what to do. He could hears us, when we spoke to him, he cried. The doctors informed us that he has had liver disease for some time. His liver is no longer functioning properly, and his body is unable to absorb any feedings. At this point there is no more they can do. BUT..... Today we were able to bring my dad home with full hospice care. Where he can rest comfortably surrounded by his family caring for him, until the dear Lord takes him home. We can only cherish the time we are given. We apologize for any unreturned calls or messages the family may have missed. We appreciate all of your prayers. I will keep you updated on future plans.

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