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Family Assistance Update
September 2019

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Doug Bostock:(9-28-19 NF) Doug was admitted to Willowbrook Methodist hospital this evening for a severe case of Cellulitus in his right leg on which he had surgery some months ago. He had post surgery healing problems that required weeks in rehab facilities. He was released from Kindred Rehab about a month ago and another infection was diagnosed today. He is in Room 6419. Lift up your prayers for Doug that he might recover quickly. See additional informaton lower on this page..

Nelson Foehner:(9-24-19 rh)  Nelson advised today that his biopsy in July was diagnosed as Sarcoma cancer. A recent bone marrow biopsy and M.D. Anderson tissue biopsy was diagnosed as lymphoma, but they could not specify whether the cancer was Hodgkin or Non-Hodgkin.  A chemo"cocktail" treatment will begin within the next few days. Nelson and his family are inviting all your prayers.

Richard Sumner (9-21-19):  Barbara Cotton advised us that she had just talked with to Sharlot Sumner, Richard's wife, this morning. Sharlot told Barbara that Richard was admitted to Memorial Hermann Hospital on the Katy Freeway Wednesday night and that yesterday he took a turn for the worse.  Sharlot said they are going to make him as comfortable as possible, his cancer in his left lung is about 70%. She said he opens his eyes from time to time and he did acknowledge them this morning. He is unable to receive phone calls at this time.   Please keep Sharlot and Richard in your prayers.

Mike McDonald:(9-20-19 nf) We visited with Mike by phone this evening and he reports that he underwent hip surgery last Wed and is recovering fine expecting to go home tomorrow (9/21/19)  Lift up your prayers that he would have speedy & full recovery.

Doug Bostock: (8-24-19 nf) Doug was released from Kindred Hospital on Friday, 8-23-19 and is finally at home after 2 months in hospitals or rehab centers. He will return to Kindred 2-3 times a week for wound care followup. Healing has been a slow and painful process for Doug and wife Mae and they need our prayers for relief of pain and a full speedy recovery.

Ed Whitehead:UPDATE (8-31-2019(8-31-19 nf) Wife, Patsy, reports that Ed is now a patient at Methodist in the Woodlands being treated for pneumonia and possible heart failure. Continue to lift up your prayers for Ed and all involved in his care.  (8-24-19 nf) Ed underwent heart valve replacement procedure on 8-20-19 and released on early afternoon on 8-22-19. Later that evening, he was transported to Clear Lake Hospital, Webster, diagnosed with pneumonia and a fib and readmitted for treatment. Lift up your prayers for Ed and his caregivers that he would have a full and speedy recovery.. (8-15-19 nf) Wife, Patsy, reports that Ed will be admitted to Clear Lake hospital on 8-16-19 to undergo the replacement of two aortic valves on 8-16-19. He should be able to go home the next day. Lift up your prayers for Ed and the surgery staff. 

Nelson Foehner:  (8-19-20 rh) We have received a number of calls wanting an update on Nelson.  There has not been a lot of change since our post.  He is still at home and is not in any pain.  He even accompanied me the other day to visit Doug Bostock and to deliver a wheelchair to another member.  His oncologist has referred him to M.D. Anderson for his records to be reviewed and he has another appointment scheduled with his oncologist in a few weeks.   He is in good spirits and welcomes phone calls.  His number is 713-857-2924.  Please keep Nelson and his family in your prayers.

Doug Bostock: (8-2-2019rh) Doug was scheduled to be released Encompass Rehab Center today, but instead was readmitted to the hospital.  He has developed a serious infection in his blood which will require a port. He then will be given antibiotics by IV for 10 to 14 days to fight the infection.  He is at Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest, Rm. 310, 11297 Fallbrook Dr, Houston, 77065.  He always  welcomes phone calls; his number is 281-221-7466.  Please continue to pray for Doug.

Nelson Foehner: (08-2-2019rh) Nelson was released from the hospital last week and his cancer has been diagnosed as a sarcoma, which is a cancer of connective tissue.  He is undergoing additional test at this time and he anticipates that he will be advised by his oncologist of a treatment plan within the next two weeks. Nelson is sounding much stronger and is in good spirits.  He is now able to receive phone calls and welcomes any, his number is 713-857-2924. Please continue to lift up prayers for Nelson and his family.

Harry & Virginia Hall:  (7-31-19 nz)  HPROA member Leonard Ignas, aka Iggy, has over the years become friends with Harry as they lived nearby. Recently Iggy, who had not had any recent contact with Harry and Virginia, was able to get a response at their door. Iggy learned that Harry and Virginia still resided in their home in the Meyerland area with 24-7 caregivers. They have two daughters and one granddaughter, who is able to check by each day and is active in their health care and welfare. Harry is 95 and Virginia is 93, with both suffering from dementia and age related issues. Harry came out of academy class #1 in 1948. He worked homicide for a number of years and retired in 1968, going to work immediately for Dr. Joe at the Medical Examiner's office. He was always quick on the wit and just a great guy to work with on our murder scenes. He served in the military reserve, I believe Navy. He retired not only from the city, but also the county and the military. Thanks to Iggy for this update and may the good lord continue to be with Virginia and Harry.
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