“She has an infection that has spread into her blood and kidneys, as well as pneumonia and some other things we’re worried about, but I don’t want to say anything there until test results are back. As of today she’s doing a bit better and we’re told after perhaps a week in the Critical Care Unit she should be mostly recovered. It got really bad and we almost lost her. Been a very rough couple of weeks. We’re behind in work, income, communication, and our nerves are just shot from all this. (I can’t even think about the likely $30k or more in medical bills we’re racking up here with no health insurance and we don’t qualify for assistance…)”
Obviously the good news is that she’s slowly getting better. Family friends are helping take care of the kids but as Ray alluded to in his post, the medical bills are going to be a problem. A few of the artists’ friends have decided to help by donating their time to raise money for the inevitable medical bills, with Cowboys & Aliens artist Dennis Calero among them. You can also make a small donation through Ray’s website at the link above. However, your well wishes and kind thoughts are all that the family expects, though Ray did post the family’s address to fans who want to send cards.
“Oh, and if anyone wanted to send Get Well cards, flowers, chocolate, or anything like that to Renae that would be so sweet!
You can send to our home:
18 Killdeer RoadCape Elizabeth, Maine 04107Or directly to her hospital room:Attn: Renae Dillon (Patient)Mercy Hospital - Critical Care Unit144 State StreetPortland Maine, 04101(Keep in mind that is the Critical Care Unit so nothing too elaborate,but once she’s in her recovery room you could send real elephants and stuff).That would make her feel really loved and special (which she is!)”
Due to the set back, Ray wanted to remind everyone that some aspects of the Womanthology project would be delayed and to refer them to the Womanthology website should anyone have any questions.
Everyone here at Comic Booked wish Renae a speedy recovery and all the best to Ray in these trying times.