Friday, May 14, 2010

Ray is in the Hospital!

5/9/10: The primary author of this blog, Ray from MN (Ray Marshall), is in the hospital with pneumonia. At this point, he expects to be home on Tuesday. Prayers appreciated!

I'll keep you posted-Cathy

Update 5/10/10 9:15 p.m. by Cathy of Alex:
Just got home from visiting Ray. He is still using oxygen and the nebulizer and he sounds very phlegmy in his voice and coughing (which is frequent). However, he sat up during our entire visit and his temp, which was high yesterday, is down to normal. Ray was VERY happy to read that people are praying for him. I printed out the comments to the blog posts, from several blogs, that mentioned he was hospitalized and took them with me to the hospital and left them with him. Terry went to see him today and griped to Ray that at least they could've given him a nice robe to wear! What do our taxes pay for?!? Classic Ter. (kidding). Also, Swissmiss (come back, Swissy!) and her son paid him a visit and she brought him some treats! A priest has visited him and he was Anointed. Also, he received Communion on Sunday. As Catholics we need to, and I'm being totally serious, make sure our loved ones are as well taken care of spiritually in hospital as they are physically.

I'll be surprised if they let him go home tomorrow as Ray is hoping. I don't think he's ready for that yet.

Update 5/12/10 5:50 AM: Ray is home!!!! I talked to him last night but was so happy (and busy) I forgot to update the blog! He is tired and plans to rest.He is still very phlegmy. Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes.

Update 5/14/10 10:30 AM: Just talked to Ray, he is tired and resting as much as possible. But, he's still glad to be home!


Anonymous said...

Praying for you, Ray! Get well soon, my friend!

Love and prayers,

Ron from St. Paul said...

Prayers for a passionate blogger.

As Always,
Ron from St. Paul

Adoro said...

Many prayers for you, Ray. Many prayers. Also asked some friends of mine to pray for you and they are doing so with aplomb!

Adrienne said...

We're praying in Idaho...


Fr. Z said...

My prayers are with you!

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I'll put the kids on the job tomorrow, Ray. Jesus never fails to listen to those guys. Meanwhile, I'll send up my own pleas tonight so you sleep well and have some peace and comfort through the night!

The Ironic Catholic said...

Ray, I'm sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you tonight for speedy healing.

Vianney1100 said...

I was just awakened by a false automated warning from work. It usually means I need to pray for someone...
I have and will be praying for your recovery.


Michael J. Bayly said...

Ray, please know you're in my thoughts and prayers.



Diane Korzeniewski said...


Fr. Andrew said...

Ray, know of my prayers for your full and swift recovery. You need full lung capacity to keep up appearances as a blow hard!

For The Sake Of Him said...

I will keep you in my prayers, and will ask Our Lady to intercede to Our Lord for your recovery.
May God Bless You and your little apostolate at Stella Borealis!

Cathy_of_Alex said...

I'm printing out these comments and any emails I got and sharing them with Ray tonight so he take heart that so many are praying for him.

Thanks and God bless!

Judy said...

My prayers and the intercessors at CCRO in action.
Come back, Stella, you always stay out of the mud and
on the high road!

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Ray. Colleen P

Terry Nelson said...

I also told Ray it was just like him to pull something like this to get all of the attention.
Just kidding - or am I?

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I put the kids on the job and they complied. I figure he'll be home and well in no time at all. Oh, and Evangeline saw her guardian angel tonight so I told her to tell that angel to have a chat with Ray's angel. She looked very seriously at that angel and I think she gave him the what-for so I have no doubt at all that Ray will be posting within the week. Amen.

Terry Nelson said...

Ray said he is going home today, Tuesday May 11.

Fr. Zuhlsdorf o{]:¬) said...

Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh goodie, I am the first to say:

Welcome Home, Mr Ray!!! woohooo!!

Now make sure you get lots of fluids and soups and vitamins and sleep!! I remembered you in Mass yesterday and today, and will continue to pray for you.

Love and prayers,

Badger Catholic said...

Glad to hear Ray is back home. Get well soon!

The Ironic Catholic said...

Very glad you are doing better. I'll keep praying for a speedy and full recovery!