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November
20
2020

November 19, 2020

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November
11
2020

November 11, 2020

On November 11, 2020, the man who saved Ray’s life, Scott Morrison, and his wife Veronica who assisted him, finally received the recognition they deserve.

Scott was named Rescue Volunteer Fire Association Person of the Year, and they both received other awards as well.

We are so happy to have Scott and Veronica and their family as a new part of our family, and will forever be grateful for their heroism and bravery

September
21
2019

September 21, 2019

Hi everyone, Ray has been home for a few weeks so I wanted to give you all an update on his healing progress. 

 

Ray is healing really well in every way.  

  • He is staying active with increasing endurance both around the house as well as getting out occasionally, but the more active he is the tighter his skin gets. But he is being diligent about doing his physical therapy, as well as his wound care which itself takes about 3 hours/day. Itchiness is bugging him the most right now.
  • He has attended Arissa’s softball game (in the shade of course), hung out with his hero and new friend Scott, and even done a little shopping.
  • He has been fitted for all of his compression garments.
  • He has been to the burn specialist in San Francisco and is going back there for some special treatments next week. He is hoping to then be able to get off of his last pain medication.
  • He can’t wait to be able to drive again! He hates being chauffeured :)
  • He has some saccades going on in his eyes so Ray is doing special eye exercises and the eye specialist continues to monitor that.

 

He has come so far in his physical and mental recovery in just under 6 weeks.  He, DeAnna and our entire family are so grateful for every one of your prayers, well wishes and cards.  I will post updates probably monthly to keep you all apprised of his continued progress.

 

Love from Ray and family

September
3
2019

September 2, 2019

I am not at all surprised...Ray went home today!!!  The hospital has told us 4-6 weeks, of course Ray was determined to do it in 3 weeks.

DeAnna got the house prepared with the necessary accommodations, and the kids are so happy to have daddy home.

He will continue physical therapy and healing for about a year, wound care for a few months, and still has a abrasion on one eye and slight vision issues.  So he has made huge leaps but still has a long road to healing.

Your well wishes and cards have really cheered him up. Ray and Deanna thank you for all your prayers and well wishes.

We will continue to post updates every few  weeks. You can also message Ray on Facebook. ❤️

September
1
2019

August 31, 2019

Hi everyone, Ray has been moved out of the Burn Center ICU and into a Trauma Unit.  

He continues to do well, and is working very, very hard towards his recovery. Today he finally got to take a shower, and he and DeAnna did most of the wound care themselves with oral pain meds instead of IV pain meds. This is a major step towards Ray getting to go home! In fact with the progress he is making they expect that he may be able to go home within a week, where he can continue his wound care and physical therapy from the comfort of his own home.  Your prayers and Ray’s determination are working wonders.

His guardian angel, Scott, and his wife came to the hospital last evening to meet Ray. The beginning of a beautiful lifelong relationship. ❤️

August
30
2019

August 29, 2019

All of Ray’s vitals have returned to normal levels (Blood pressure, temperature, oxygen, and red blood count). He has taken tremendous strides in his recovery over the past few days…a testament to all your prayers, and his sheer determination to get better and get back home to his wife and kids.

Wound care continues every 12 hours, and as soon as Ray can endure it without IV pain meds he will be able to continue wound care at home.

Thank you for all of the cards you have been sending, Ray has read each and everyone of them and says to thank you all.❤️

August
29
2019

August 28, 2019

Just visited with Ray, it is nothing short of amazing the progress he has made over the past few days. He is going on walks around the ICU floor even though it is hard work. The physical therapist had him in the hospital gym lifting 5lb weights...he said it was really hard work, but he did it! 
 
His spirits are good, he even whipped out the laptop to do a little bit of work.
 
Scott, his guardian angel, will come to meet Ray in a few days. They are both looking forward to  meeting and to the beginning of their new lifelong relationship.

August
27
2019

August 27, 2019

Ray’s spirits are good today. Occupational therapy was rough today they were working on his arm this time. Poor guy was trying so hard. He will have physical therapy later today, maybe trying to walk again. He is continuing wound care every 12 hours. 
 
The doctors are still watching his left arm graft that didn't take, they aren't sure about another surgery yet. His fever continues to be around 102-103 so they are prob going to take more blood cultures today.
 
He ate well though, and sat in the chair to eat. 
 
Every day continues to be a roller coaster, one step forward and one step back. But overall he’s continuing to go in the right direction. ❤️