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Retiree Roundup
December 14, 2017

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Phil Tippen
(11-16-17 nf) We visited with Phil this afternoon  by phone and he remains at St. Lukes Med Center recovering  from hip replacement surgery. He stood up beside his bed for the 1st time and put his weight on both legs. He had some fluid on his lungs but that is getting better. Some his meds are giving him some problems, but hopefully he may be released within a day or two. Continue to keep Phil in your prayers. (11-13-17 nf)Phil under went surgery this afternoon at St. Lukes Med Center, after falling last week, where his damaged hip replacement was again replaced and his broken femur was set. Surgeons reported that he did well throughout surgery, will be in the hospital for 3-5 days and at that time be transferred to a rehab center for therapy. Continue to lift up your prayers for Phil.UPDATE: (11-26-17 nf) We visited with Phil by phone today and he is now at the Park Manor Rehab Center,1600 Grand Lake Dr. in Conroe off of South Loop 336. He is mostly in a wheel chair but can get up and walk some with a walker and someone to assist, if needed. He is on the mend, but still needs prayers and your phone calls at 936-900-8382.

 Willie Joe Kovar(11-18-17 nf) We visited with Kovar this afternoon by phone at the St. Joseph Manor rehab center where he is recovering from hip replacement surgery. He reports that he could be released to go home if they can get his blood pressure up to the normal range hopefully by Monday. Continue to keep him in your daily prayers.UPDATE: (11-26-17 nf) We visited with Kovar today and found him at home recovering from his hip replacement and out of the rehab center. He left the Rehab Center on Wed, 11-22-17 and is mending well with some TLC at home.. Give him at call at 979-272-3165 and keep him in your daily prayers.UPDATE: (12-10-17 nf) We visited with Kovar by phone today and he reports he is recovering well from his hip replacement. He is mobile with some stiffness and pain free other than therapy sessions. Continue to pray for his continued good health.

 Jack Collins(11-18-17 db) While at visitation service for Mary Collins, wife of deceased member Ray Collins, I met the daughter of retired Lt. Jack Collins and learned that he had just finished some tests for problems he has experiencing. So far they have not found anything but he has had heart problems in the past so more tests are being ordered.  He is suffering from bouts of coughing and tiredness.Lets keep Jack and family with Rays family all in our Hearts & Prayers during this difficult time.

 Jim Hudson (11-22-17rh) We visited with Randi, Jim’s wife, today.  She said that Jim was nearly out of Medicare days and had to be moved from Cornerstone Critical Care to a skilled nursing facility. He is now at La Hacienda Nursing & Rehab Center, 3730 W Orem. He is still receiving antibiotics to treat infection and medications for pain. He has been hospitalized since May without a hip and with a broken femur.  He is scheduled to have an outpatient aspiration on December 6 to determine if the infection has cleared. If there is no infection, they will replace his hip and reset his femur on December 13. Jim has had a rough time, please keep him and Randi in your prayers. He always enjoys hearing from old friends, give him a call, his number is 281-610-1236.  UPDATE (12-10-17rh)We visited with Jim today at La Hacienda Rehab and Nursing Center. Jim was in good spirits, but still has a long way to go.  He is scheduled to for surgery Wednesday, December 13 at Methodist Hospital.  If no infection is found they will replace his hip, which was taken out months ago, and they will repair his broken femur.  Please lift up prayers for Jim and wife Randi.

 Willie Osborn (11-27-2017rh) Barbara Cotton advised that she was notified that HPROA member, Willie Osborn, had triple bypass surgery at Memorial Herman Greater Houston (Heights at Ella and 610). He is currently in Cardiovascular ICU and is not doing well.  Please keep Willie and his family in your prayers.(Update12-9-17rh) Barbara advised Willie is being moved to the Kindred Hospital, the Heights, at 1800 W 26th. He will be there for approximately 3 weeks. At this time he is unable to talk on the phone or have visitors. The family has asked for your continued prayers.


November & December2017


Mary F. Collins (Member), November 12, 2017

 James H. Krouse, November 14, 2017

 Ross C. Trevino, November 15, 2017

Deborah a. Cannon, November 15, 2017

 Willie Steve Turner (Member), November 18, 2017

Ralph Rose (Member), November 26, 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

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