Homebound Again

With Ray’s continued refusal of help being offered a decision has been made to pull him immediately from the NeuroRestorative program.  Discharge is currently scheduled for some time on Monday where he will be transferred back to St Augustine for a temporary stay with his mother.  Given this sudden change in the care plan the VA is still in the process of attempting to line up his new care team in the area for primary care, nursing, home health aide, and outpatient therapy.

During Ray’s stay in St Augustine we will be evaluating long-term options for him.  Sadly no breakthrough has happened for him to accept or even acknowledge he has deficits since his accident.  This has been the major obstacle that so many people have attempted to overcome this past year and a half in order to assist with Ray’s recovery.  The options at this point are slim and with Ray not willing to do anything to better his situation it makes matters only more difficult.

This will be the third time now that Ray will be moved back home since his accident.  Each previous occasion was met with a situation that required urgent transfer back into a live-in care program.  While Ray has recovered more since his last incident, he still displays the same behavioral issues and stubbornness with listening to the advice of others.  We need everyone to keep Ray in mind over these next few weeks as he settles once again at home.  More details to come soon as we know more.

Thank you for all the continued support.


7 thoughts on “Homebound Again

  1. Knowing from experience, what Ray needs the most is help, love and support from his family and friends. Returning home can and will only be a good thing.

    I cannot imagine being on the verge of becoming a doctor and then reverting back to almost an infent because of a horrible and tragic car accident.

    I cannot wait to see Ray again and watch first hand as he overcomes this nightmear and continues on his path towards medicine. If he thinks that he can do it, he can.

    • Thanks for the bode of confidence Peter. I’m sure this time around will be met with a better outcome. No matter we will continue to do what we can to support Ray on his journey.

  2. Wish you hadn’t had to write this update. I miss the days when Ray was showing progress. I can’t even imagine how he must feel. My heart goes out to Ray and your family. The accident not only drastically changed his life but yours as well. I hope Marlene will be OK. Please continue to keep us updated.

  3. I just wanted to leave a quick message, I knew Ray briefly for around a year in 2006-2007 but he left a very profound impact on me. I recall his upbeat attitude and his dedication to medicine when we were both taking classes at Manatee. Even though we didn’t know each other for too long, I think about him often and I am glad that these updates are available. I am so sorry for the pain you and your family is going through – I just wanted you to know so many are thinking of Ray.

    • Thanks for the message Michaela. We hope that one day he can return to the same upbeat and positive person to engage in his new life. We’ll keep the updates coming. Glad to know that so many people are following Ray.

  4. I will pray for Ray every day and that he will come to accept his situation. Love and prayers for all of you.

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