Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ron Wortham - May You Shine On!

Ron Wortham will be missed in this world. For many years I had wondered what had happened to Ron, before I discovered him through the KCAC email group that evolved into this blog. Although I never had a chance to meet him -- I spoke with him many times on the phone. I think the best call with Ron was the one from the KCAC party at the Alwin house several years ago. Ron could not make the event, but his phone call made the rounds at the party for well over an hour. This was really cool -- so many people spoke to him that night. Ron always supported Radio Free Phoenix and his kind words echo on in his autobiography "Plant Your Seeds". RFP's Liz Boyle has posted a nice tribute to Ron on her blog "The Turquoise Transistor". Also, here is a link to my Tribute to Ron as heard on Radio Free Phoenix . Ron--we're gonna miss you!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Fly high dear brother!!

"...We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading on the grass" (Youngbloods)

We're gonna miss ya my friend. Thanks for stopping to spend some time with us on your way through.
Love... John

Ron's passing... from Dustin

My dad passed away today. There will be a service possibly Thursday morning at Meador funeral home in Whitesboro, Texas. He was an amazing person in a horrible world, and now he is free.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

from Ron's wife... February 6

As always, please forward to your respective lists & thanks for the help & the prayers. The good news -- off all sedation, off all antibiotics, off the diuretic & awake more today than any day. He had his 5th dialysis treatment today. The respitory therapist tried to take him off the ventilator today but he could not take enough breaths on his own. Thus, the tube remains down his throat; sometimes he coughs which is painful. He must stay awake & take more of his own breaths in order to come off the ventilator. As we talked to him today, he nodded often, held my hand, opened his eyes & even shook his head yes that he could feel Dustin & me squeezing his knees. That gave Dustin & me hope that possibly he was getting feeling back in his legs. As our good friend Jim Britt prays to heal Ron from the top of his head to the tip of his toes, lets agree, "With God all things are possible." Mark 10:27!!!
Love... Debby

Thursday, February 04, 2010

from Ron's wife February 4

This evening I've been repeating the words to the song that begins with "Great is Thy faithfulness". We have so much to thank our God for as Ron heals, but he will not wake up. Some type of brain test has been done, but we don't have the results. Ron has been free of sedatives since Monday morning. Since he is not awake, he must remain on the ventilator & keep the tube down his throat. Today was his fourth day to receive dialysis. On a few occasions he has opened his eyes, weakly squeezed our hands and nodded his head. This happens for only a few seconds at a time. He must be awake and alert for several hours in order to breath on his own without the oxygen. Please pray that he wakes up and stays awake. Please forward to your respective lists.

Added by a blog contributor — hope it's OK, Debby and John (couldn't embed in the comments):

CeCe Winans recording of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"

Monday, February 01, 2010

from Ron's son Dustin... February 1

they've drained nearly two liters of fluid off of dad, and he's breathing on his own now, thirty something breaths a minute. he's on less sedation now, and hopefully today they can take him off ventilation and remove the food tube. thanks again everybody.