I got a call August 14th that my son Ray had a massive stroke. I got on the plane the next day and flew to Grand Rapids. He had liver and kidney failure and a whole in his heart. His body turned septic. They put him on life support. I was blind to the idea that I was there to make a life and death decision. Pastor Wally and his church family came up and prayed for him and with me.. I did not leave the hospital or his side for the first week.
Ray started to slowly started to improve. His liver and kidneys were still in failure and they started dialysis. His heart was working at 15% . The ICU continue to work hard to keep him alive. Heather and Amiee stayed with me. We never left him alone and continued to pray. One day he opened his eyes! The next day they removed the ventaltor. Ray was breathing on his own! He woke up hungry and wanted grapes and grape juice. They said he could have ice chips after a CT-scan they had scheduled. He went from ice chips to popsicles.
They slowly started removing the IVs. That is when I knew Ray was going to make it! Soon he was out ICU. They did a stress test on Ray's heart. The results, his heart is working at 25%. His liver and kidneys counts are rising. It's been three days since he's had dialysis. The doctors call his recovery a miracle. I praise God and thank him for answering our prayers.
If you would like to read more about Ray's recovery I have made a Facebook page with rates update
Ray will be moved to Mary Freebed for two weeks of acute physical therapy.
Thank you God for hearing our prayers. I know your healing hands have touched Ray's life.