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Doctors Tell Randy Travis' Wife It's Time To Pull Plug - She Has Different Ideas

When a major health crisis comes up for yourself or a loved one, it can be pretty tough to keep your wits about you. Thankfully, there are a ton of outstanding medical professionals out there that can help guide you through the tough times.

The advice of a trusted doctor or nurse can make all the difference in the world during those trying times, and it’s perfectly normal to hold their opinions in the highest regard at times of crisis.

That said, it’s also ok to question the advice that you are receiving. While doctors and nurses will do all that they can to get you through things, there are times when the advice may not sit right with you.

When that happens, it’s always wise to listen to your instincts and push back in a respectful fashion. After all, someone needs to advocate on your behalf, and the same applies when we’re talking about a loved one that can’t advocate for themselves at that point in time.

As Life Aspire shares, that’s the situation that Mary Davis Travis, the wife of Country music legend Randy Travis, found herself in.

Back in 2013, Randy suffered a massive stroke. He wound up in the hospital on life support, and he actually flatlined three separate times.

Doctors advised Mary that she should pull the plug on her husband, as they saw no way for him to make it through.

"Life was minute to minute. They said 'pull the plug, there's no hope," she recalls.

"At this point, the one to two-percent chance is [a] 100-percent chance over zero. I prayed hard, 'God, please let me have him back, any way, shape or form.'"

Mary stuck to her guns and relied on her faith. Gradually, her husband started to show more signs of life.

He would finally awake from his coma, but his struggles weren’t behind him at all. Randy had to go through four years of gruelling rehabilitation, as the stroke left him without the ability to walk, talk, or complete simple tasks.

He’s made a ton of progress since that point, and he was even able to attend his own introduction to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The legendary singer would completely stun the crowd by performing a rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ for good measure.

"I think our goal for five years is to remain hopeful and keep our heads up high and not throw in the towel and be happy with wherever God has us. If it's back up on that stage singing, hallelujah," Mary adds.

As Randy notes, he’s nowhere near where he once was, but he’s still holding out hope that he’ll get there.

“Well … no,” he said in reference to whether or not he felt like himself. "Damaged."

Although it’s a struggle, he still intends to perform again, and his wife will undoubtedly be standing by his side wherever the journey takes him.

“There is a perfectionist in him that knows he’s not singing exactly like he used to that keeps him from enjoying it like I wish he would,” she noted. “I know the world, when they hear him, they can tell it’s Randy Travis, and the more he does it, the better it’s going to get.”

Source: Life Aspire, USA Today
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