Roger tested for Covid -19 on July 7. He got the call around 12p on the 13th that he was positive. By 10p Roger was asking for help and saying he couldnt breathe. He was taken to ACH and first where they were going to take him by ambulance to Olathe Med. Within 15 minutes they called the family (sitting in tbe parking lot because they weren’t allowed inside due to COVID) and said it was more serious than they thought and they had called Lifelight. Roger was life flighted to Olathe Med. The family were not allowed to go with him or to even see him for the first 2 weeks as they were in Quarantine and he was in isolation with a covid diagnosis and a ventilator breathing for him. He could not breath on his own.
On August 28 he was moved from Olathe Med to a LTAC Hospital in KC KS . Their son lives in Lawrence. Billie arrives at 9am and sits outside his window until She is allowed to go inside from 2 to 6.
Roger remains on a ventilator still unable to breath on his own. He is recieving Dialysis daily as his kidneys have shut down (in recent days that is starting to improve).
Roger’s days are up and down. Every day is different. He has shown some improvements and other things have declined. Each day We pray that his positives far outweigh his negatives.
The family trusts that God is in charge and this is happening in HIS time. With our faith and the support of our family and friends we will continue on this journey until HE lets us take Roger home again!
Roger and Billie are suffering financially due
to almost 3 months of being unable to work. It has taken a toll on their finances and their business. Any amount of help you can provide will be used for continued bills, travel for Billie to be with Roger, and medical bills. Thank you so much for your donations but please above all pray for Roger for healing!
- Vicki Bechard
- April Colborn
- Stacey Walsh
- Amy Utley
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