Doyle was then treated and transported to Carthage General Hospital for further treatment. On January 24, 2003, he was transferred to the Critical Care Burn Unit at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville where he is undergoing surgeries and several skin grafts for his burns. Severe burns are one of the most complicated and dangerous injuries to recover from. Doctors say he has several months of intensive care and skin grafts as well as an extended rehabilitation period .
Doyle Hix is 60 years old, a retired logger, and a native of the Goose Horn Community. He retired from his logging business in 1996 due to health problems. He will be celebrating his birthday on February 23rd. Jennifer Hix, Doyle's wife of over 18 years, says that only immediate family can visit him but cards and letters would help Doyle with his recovery. If you would like to send him a card, send it to:
Vanderbilt Hospital RW Burn Unit
1211 22nd Avenue So.
Nashville, TN 37232