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August 10, 2017

Daniel Fike  (7-2-17 nf) Victor Landa reports that he visited Daniel at St. Lukes, Med Center today and found that he only has a short time to live possibly a week. Dan has a pulmonary disease that has run it's course. He is currently on full oxygen. He is peacefully aware of the situation and has his family with him. Lift up your prayers for Dan and his loved ones.  (7-1-17 nf) Dan has been reported to be in ICU in serious condition at  St. Luke's med center. Room number unknown. Dan has Lung issues he's been fighting and went in for tests for transplant list and they and admitted him instead of the test.  Information gathered from a Facebook report by Ed Swannie.  NOTE: Daniel passed away on July 2.

Yvette Kainer:(7-9-17 nf) Yvette, daughter of Associate member Pat Kainer, was admitted to Methodist Hosp, Med Center, after being diagnosed with pneumonia and acute leukemia. She has begun the first of three 3 week courses of aggressive chemo followed by other treatment. This is going to be a long exhaustive journey and Pat invites all our prayers to help them through the days ahead.

Sarale Kersten:(7-11-17 nf) Doug Bostock reports that he visited, by phone, with Lance Kersten, son of Sarale Kersten and of deceased Lt. H. Wayne Kersten. Lance, a 31 year veteran of HFD,  stated that Sarale, an HPROA member, has multiple health issues. She is oxygen dependent with limited mobility with some falls in the past. She can manage with a cane but usually in a wheel chair. Old homicide detectives are invited to call her at 903-683-2003 and she is in need of all our prayers.

Guy McMenemy:(7-12-17 nf) We visited with Mac this evening and found that he was admitted to North Cypress Hospital, 21214 Northwest Frwy, 832-912-3773 on Monday after a chest X-rays revealed blood clots in his lungs. He is being treated with blood thinner shots twice a day. He is hoping to be released in a day or two. Call him at 713-805-4422 and keep him in your daily prayers.

Jim Hudson (7-17-17rh):  We visited with Jim and he stated that he had to be admitted to the hospital again.  The surgical wound which was  a result of the repair of his broken hip replacement and his broken femur was not healing. Another surgery was performed and it was found that the device that was supposed assist in the healing of the wounds was not properly placed.  After this surgery, the device was properly placed and hopefully the surgical site will finally begin to heal.  Jim has now been moved to Cornerstone Hospital Medical Center, room 323, 2001 Hermann Drive, Houston. UPDATE (8-4-17rh):  Jim was advised that he will need additional surgery.  They found that the broken femur had become completed disjoined and they would have to reset it and also repair his hip. On August 8 they will implant an antibiotic and August 15 they will perform the surgery to repair the femur. After the surgery he will return to Cornerstone Hospital. Please keep Jim and his wife Randi in prayers.  Jim loves to hear from old friends and if you are in the Medical Center area, pay him a visit. His cell # is 281-610-1236. Cornerstone Hospital # 832-649-6200. 

Frank McMillian:(7-17-17 db) While up in East Tex as this past week I went by the home of Frank McMillian,,Class #26, who retired out of Robbery sometime ago, ending  up in Jacksonville Texas and hanging a sign on his entrance  LIK  SKILLET, TEXAS. We talked on his front porch for some time about the old days. He and his wife are doing well and asked to say Hello  to all the old timers, and if you are up that away, come on by or give them a call.

Guy McMenemy:(7-19-17 nf) Guy called this morning to report that he was released from the hospital last night and is now at home recovering from his pulmonary embolism. He will have to follow a therapy schedule at North Cypress hospital for a while. Keep Mac in your daily prayers and give him a call at 713-805-4422.

Joe Chebret:(7-20-17 nf) We visited with Joe this morning by phone at the Park Manor Rehab Center off of FM 242. Joe fell at his home on July 4, admitted to Memorial Hermann, Woodlands for a week, then moved to Park Manor.He has limited mobility and improving each day with theraphy. Joe's wife is in advanced stages of Alzheimer's in very poor health. Joe's 3 children are providing for the needs of Joe and his wife. Lift up your prayers for the Chebret family. Give Joe a call 713-858-0093

Tom & Joyce Doty:(7-22-17 nf) We visited with Tom by phone and he reported that he was afflicted with the shingles on his face, ear and in his hair and he was hospitalized for about 2 weeks due to the stress and concerns for Joyce being in the hospital again with complications of an earlier liver transplant. Tom stated that the shingles pain had subsided some and he had just received info that Joyce may be released to return home Mon or Tuesday. Lift up your prayers for Tom and Joyce that they both might recover from their illnesses. Give Tom a call at 281-890-4048

Phil Tippen:(7-23-17 nf) We visited with Phil today by phone and he reports that he fell a couple of time this past week leaving him with a broken rib and a bruised back side. It is hard to find a comfortable position and to take a deep breath with the broke rib. He uses a walker but he is very unstable on his feet. Hopes to mend and free of falls. Keep your prayers coming for Phil and give him a call at 936-900-8382 & lift him up.



DEATHS DURING THE MONTHS OF  

July & August 2017

DAVID E. HAGLER, JUNE 23, 2017 

DANIEL P. FIKE (MEMBER), JULY 8, 2017

JAMES C. TATUM (MEMBER), JULY 13, 2017

RUSSELL C. GRIMES, JULY 28, 2017
  
BUT NOW THIS IS WHAT THE LORD SAYS:  FEAR NOT, FOR I HAVE REDEEMED YOU BY NAME: YOU ARE MINE.  Isaiah 43:1
KINDNESS IS FREE-SPRINKLE THAT STUFF EVERYWHERE  Anon
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