Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thank you

As Doc's family, we would all like to thank everyone who has reached out to us over this last week. We have felt so loved and cared for. Thank you to everyone who visited, brought food, mowed our lawn, sent cards and flowers, gave hugs, offered rides, lifted us up in prayer, and supported us in countless other ways. It is the grace of God and your loving care that have sustained us over these difficult days. We know that Doc would be honored to have you take such good care of his family.

We would also like to thank everyone for the support of Doc and his blog over the last 6 months. He was so humbled by all the cards and comments everyone sent. They all brought a smile to his face and many gave him a good laugh. He was planning on giving a special thanks to those that wrote poems and songs about him or for him. All of you were a great comfort and encouragement to Doc and to all of us.

We know he will be greatly missed by all. He fought a strong and courageous battle, and now he is at peace spending his time with our Lord. Thank you all again for everything.

-The Fox Family

Monday, April 28, 2008


Thank you so much for your prayers and support for our family during this difficult time.

The visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, from 4:30-7:30 at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home. The address is 326 W. State in Jacksonville. (The sign outside says Gillham-Buchanan.)

Memorial services will be Thursday morning at 10:30am at Westfair Baptist Church. The address is 1815 W. Lafayette in Jacksonville.

We'll update again as more things are finalized.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. As Pastor Warren just told us, Dr. Fox has fought the good fight, but this morning he finished his course. Dr. Fox passed away peacefully this morning about 8:00am. Please continue to pray for his family and friends as we will miss him so much here on earth, but we know he is with the Lord today in heaven.


Sunday, April 27, 2008


This morning Pastor and Pat came by before church and we had our own church in Dad's room. Pastor recited some Scripture and gave Dad some encouraging words, and we all sang a hymn. It was really nice, and we were so thankful they came by.

Mom was also able to get some rest today, which was an answer to prayer. Now that we're in Jacksonville, she feels more confident in the medical staff, plus there are quite a few of us family members here who can sit with Dad while she rests. I'm glad she's been able to rest better herself. It has been a long couple of weeks for her.

My dad is still hanging in there. He is really a fighter! His labs had actually improved very slightly today, so we're meeting with the doctor tomorrow morning to talk about what exactly that means. Please pray for wisdom as we try to determine how to best honor my dad's wishes for his medical care.


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday evening

Dad's resting tonight. He's on a machine that makes breathing a little easier for him. He's been more restless and his heart is getting weaker. On the plus side, he's still been able to communicate with us and even smile at some jokes.

The nurses have been just wonderful for both my dad and my mom. We are so thankful that God has given him such amazing care for this time.

Please pray especially for my mom tonight; that she would be able to get some rest.



This morning, Dad asked to go outside. They wheeled his bed out to the garden area, and we were out there for over an hour. It was beautiful. The sun was shining, there was a bit of a breeze, and my dad was surrounded by family and other people who love him. It was a very special time. We are so thankful to be here at Passavant where the staff are willing to go above and beyond to honor his wishes. We praise the Lord for that.

They took him back inside and he is resting now. Please keep praying.


Friday, April 25, 2008

Back in Jacksonville

My dad asked several times to come back to Jacksonville, so today he was transferred to Passavant. They were hoping to get a helicopter for him, but the weather was too bad. He came via ambulance and did very well during the ride. His vitals were stable the entire time. He's now staying at Passavant. We are confident that he is receiving excellent care. The staff has been amazing so far, and a lot of people worked very hard today to be sure that things would go smoothly for him to be brought here. We are very thankful to everyone that has been helping.

We are so honored and grateful that you all care so much for my dad. But please, call first if you want to visit. We're trying to limit visitors because he is very tired and really needs his rest. We'll let you know how he's doing and whether he's up to a visit or not.

As always, we covet your prayers and are so thankful that you are lifting him up before the throne of our Heavenly Father.