Sue Gaines:(8-8-17 nf)M.D. Beale reports that Sue Gaines was admitted
to Kingwood hospital last night with severe stomach pains. She is currently
being treated and will be under observation to determine if surgery will be
necessary. Lift up your prayers for Sue and her physicians. Sue
Gaines:(8-16-17nf) We visited with Sue by
phone today. She was released from the hospital last Friday and was back to
work as a volunteer at Houston Hospice. She was treated with antibiotics while
hospitalized which worked this time. This is reoccurring stomach issue with Sue
and the next one could require surgery. We are thankful that she is home and
doing well, keep her in your daily prayers.
Blount:(8-8-17 nf) Donna underwent knee
surgery last Saturday and called Sunday to report that she was at home
recovering and hoping for a successful outcome. She was still experiencing some
effects of the anesthesia. She will be using a knee walker for the next month
as she heals. Remember Donna in your daily prayers.
Chebret:(8-8-17 nf) We visited with Joe by
phone this morning and he reports that he is steadily improving with therapy
twice a week. He is mobile now and uses a walker to get around the facility.
Joe's mother remains in hospice and always on his mind. NOTE: Joe’s wife of 65
years, Mary, passed away August 25, 2017. She was also the mother of retired
Officer Melvin Joe Chebret Jr. Please Joe and his family in your prayers and
give him a call at 713-858-0093.
Jim Hudson: (8-9-17 nf) Tony Kivela called Jim today
and found that Jim had a 5 hour surgery yesterday at Methodist hospital in
order to access the compound fracture on his broken femur, which recently
showed was not healing together at all. The surgeon found extensive infection
and a decision was made to remove the hardware previously inserted (replacement
hip and femur attachment). Surgeon also placed an antibiotic "bomb"
in an attempt to fight the infection. A future assessment will be made to gauge
the fight against the infection then he will have another hip replacement as
well as new hardware to re-attach the femur bones.
(8-16-17 nf) Visited by phone
with Jim's wife Randi, and she reported that Jim came through another surgery
yesterday fine and doctors were pleased with outcome. Jim was resting when I
called and they were giving him a unit of blood. Doctors want to monitor him
for a couple of days and if all goes well, he will go back to Cornerstone on
Hermann Dr. Friday where they want to start some therapy on his right leg. (9-3-17rh) Anthony Kivela spoke with Jim Hudson yesterday and he
related he is still at Cornerstone Hospital. Sept 3 marked FOUR MONTHS
of hospitalization. Yesterday, he was taken by a transport ambulance to
Methodist Hospital to visit with a bone specialist. As a result, he is
tentatively scheduled for another surgery on his hip and femur OCTOBER 18,
pending the infection being under control. He is in considerable pain, and
receiving morphine. He still welcomes phone calls, (281) 610-1236, and
visitors. He is still in a high level of pain and we need to continue our
prayers for pain relief and recovery. Previous phone # was wrong, correct #
is 281-610-1236. Call him Thur-Friday.
Wiley Douglass:(8-16-17 nf) On 8-14 M.D. Beale
reported that Wiley was moved to North Houston Transitional Care, Rm 149, 9814
Grant Rd and Hwy 249, area where he will receive more intensive therapy for 3-4
weeks so that he might become strong enough to function at home. Today Wiley
had minor surgery to remove a cyst and will return to the rehab center Friday.
Keep Jean and Wiley in your prayers.Go visit him!!
Bonny Montero:(9-6-17 db) Bostock visited with the Montero family at
St Lukes this morning where she is in ICU. All are tired and worn out from
hours & days at hospital. Bonny has been through a lot the last few days
including a code Blue call. Bonny is hooked up to all types of life saving
equipment including the respirator which they will try to wean her off of
Thursday AM. THIS IS A SPECIAL REQUEST...That all of us old heads
remember Bonny and Jim and that they devoted most of their lives to HPD and
she was a trend setter for women police officers at HPD and a friend to any
officer looking for help wherever she worked. She and Jim were both outstanding
officers and friends to all officers and their whole family turned out to be
service oriented between HPD, HFD and military and/or marrying other PD folks.
IT IS MY WISH THAT ALL OF OUR
MEMBERS WOULD PAUSE FOR A FEW MOMENTS AND SEND UP SOME
PRAYERS FOR BONNY AND JIM AND FAMILY AS THEY REALLY COULD USE YOUR
PRAYERS RIGHT NOW!!! Doug Bostock(NOTE: BONNY PASSED AWAY 9-8-17)
DEATHS DURING THE MONTHS OF
August & September2017
SHERMAN J. HICKS SR.
(MEMBER), AUGUST 16, 2017
LARRY H. WILLIAMS (MEMBER) ,
AUGUST 9, 2017
ALTON WAYNE SPARKS, AUGUST 18, 2017
ALLEN L. JUSTICE, AUGUST 24,
BRIAN T. SURGINER (MEMBER),
AUGUST 25, 2017
JAMES N. FLAGG (MEMBER), AUGUST 27, 2017
STEVE A. PEREZ (LINE OF DUTY), AUGUST
BONNY MONTERO, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am
with you; do not be dismayed, for I am with you; I will strengthen you and help
you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand