Janie Price authored this update Sunday October 20th on Facebook for us fans of the legend.
“I finally have some good news to share with you about Ray. Today’s reports show that the blood infection has started to respond to the antibiotics. Ray is much better tonight. When we got him to the Intensive Care Unit this past Tuesday night, Ray was in critical condition. The Sepsis had spread throughout his entire blood stream and he was in Acute Kidney Failure.
Dr. Red Duke assembled the Team of Specialists who went to work on Ray and this Great Physician never left Rays side during the crisis. Ray was in distress with his breathing as his lungs had filled with water. He was started on Dialysis. All day and night on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I sat beside Ray holding his hands and taking to him. He could not speak but he grasped my hands and never let go. I called for the Chaplin and he arrived quickly. We had a prayer vigil over Ray. A Blessing He Was To Us!.
I kept both of our Facebook Pages on and I continually read Ray every one of your messages as they came in. From under the oxygen mask I saw Rays eyes light up. Sometimes a smile but many times tears as he would squeeze my hand when he was so
moved by the love and prayers being sent up for him.
The Caring Staff kept me supplied with food and drinks and all I needed to be comfortable. I watched as Ray recovered from the worse health crisis we have ever had. All of the Doctors were amazed! We will remain in the Isolation Critical Care Unit until Ray is completely out of danger. I have always known that Ray has Devoted Fans. I never knew until this week just how many of you are out there. The sheer number of Fans visiting our Facebook Pages is breathtaking!
I Am At A Loss For Words Of How To Express My Gratitude To Each Of You For Your Unceasing Prayers And Love. With God’s Undying Love And Your Love And Support, Our Beloved RAY PRICE Will Live To Sing Another Day! As for me, I am content to just sit here and hold Rays hand.
Your Grateful Friend, Janie Price