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Houston Police Retired Officers Association
Family Assistance Update
March 01, 2019
March 2019

Sue Turbeville:(3-29-19 nf) Sue was released from the hospital and returned to the Southern Knights Assisted Living facility in Tomball for rehab and therapy. Continue to pray for Sue and Forrest.

Doug Bostock:(3-29-19 nf) Doug was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon and is recovering at home. He will meet with his surgeon within weeks to discuss serious blockages in his legs. Doug invites your ongoing prayers.

Harold Krause:(3-30-19 nz/nf) Harold has undergone several rounds of chemo for the treatment of his bile duct cancer.  These treatments have left him very weak but he is recovering somewhat. He will be undergoing another round in early April. He invites and needs our prayers. You can call him and lift him up at 713-817-0519

Doug Bostock:(3-26-19 nf) Doug underwent a heart catherization procedure at Willowbrook Methodist hospital late today. He reports this evening that all went well with minor blockages in some areas but not requiring stents. The procedure also checked his legs and he does have blockages in both legs and he will meet with his physicians to address those issue. He expects to be released on Wednesday. Please keep Doug in your continuing prayers.

Jon Devore (3-24-19 rh):   Cheri, Jon’s wife, shared with us that it has been 4 weeks since Jon completed his radiation and chemo treatments at M.D. Anderson.  She said that she thought she would have seen more progress by now, he is still not able to drink or eat.  He has lost 6 more pounds in the last two weeks.  She says everyone they have talked to that has had this cancer says it takes at least a month after treatment before you start improving.  He will have another CAT scan in about 4 weeks to see his status.  Everyone please continue to lift up prayers for Jon and Cheri.

Lisa Kennedy (3-24-19 rh):  In April 2018 Chuck advised us that his wife Lisa had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Over the next several months Lisa was treated with radiation and chemo therapy.  After completing the treatment, Chuck stated in October that the treatments had been successful and Lisa was doing great.  This last week Chuck advised that Lisa’s doctor advised them that tests indicate that some type of cancer had returned.  Further tests will be required to determine where the cancer is. Please keep Lisa and Chuck in your prayers.

Sue Turbeville:(3-23-19 nf)  Forrest reports that Sue was transported to Willow brook Methodist Hospital earlier this week with respiratory and blood pressure issues. Tests have revealed fluid around one of her lungs. She is expected to be released to her senior care facility early the week. Please lift up your prayers for Sue and Forrest. 

Donnie Bird:(3-15-19 nf) HPROA member Ronnie Bird called today and advised that in February his brother, Donnie, was diagnosed with liver and lung cancer. Subsequent scans and tests have now revealed that Donnie also has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Donnie is currently under the care of a Methodist Hospital oncologist where a treatment plan is being developed. Ronnie invites all to lift up your prayers for Donnie & family. 

Phil Tippen:(3-9-19 nf) Phil fell mid week and broke his right hip. He was admitted to St.Luke's Woodlands hospital and underwent surgery. On Friday, he was able to stand and take a few sliding steps. He is not complaining of pain and will likely be in the hospital a few more days. Please pray for Phil's full recovery.

Deweyliene Hannah (3-4-19 rh): Mrs. Hannah, wife of deceased member Chaplain Hannah, has been moved from her home to Atria Senior Living, 2401 Green Oak Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77339.  Her son-in-law Dennis Caufield stated she enjoys hearing from old friends. She can be called at 832-423-4320.

Jon Devore (2-17-19 rh) In December Jon was diagnosed with stage three throat cancer. In January he began receiving chemo treatments at M.D. Anderson. On February 14 he completed the chemo and on Monday he will continue his treatments with radiation.  The chemo has been extremely hard on him, weakening him and as he described, making him feel like he has been toasted on the inside.  He has a hard time talking due to soreness to his throat.  Jon worked many years at the pistol range and for several years before his retirement he worked in the Retired Officer Qualification section. Jon was always friendly and helpful. Which myself and many others will always will always appreciate. Please lift up prayers for Jon, his wife Cheri, and their family. 

Harold Krause:(2-16-19 nf) Nelson Zoch reports that he spoke to Harold on Friday. Harold is regaining his strength following surgery to remove a cancerous
bile duct. He is now preparing for an insertion of a portal on 2-27 to begin his next round of chemo. Harold feels the power of your prayers and invites us to  keep them coming. Lift your prayers up daily for Harold.

Fred Eicholtz: (2-12-19 nf)  Pat Kainer reports that Fred was moved to The Concierge Senior Living, 2310 S. Eldridge Parkway, for rehab. Continue to pray for his speedy recovery  (2-10-19 nf)  Pat Kainer reports that he visited with Fred this morning at St. Lukes Hospital, Medical Center. On Thursday, 2-7-19, Fred fell in his home and fractured his hip bone. He is doing as well as could be expected and in good spirits. Judy, his wife stated that since it was a fracture, not a break, they would let it heal over time. They will know more this coming week & will pass it along. Lift up your prayers for Fred for full and speedy recovery.

Jeff Connor UPDATE :(2-4-19 nf) Doug Bostock reports that his son in law who underwent a 9 hour surgery today to remove a cherry size tumor from his brain is now in ICU where family has visited. Doctors feel surgery was successful and patient now needs lots of rest. Doug wishes to express the profound thanks of his entire family for all the prayers lifted up for Jeff.  (2-2-19 rh) Son in Law of Doug & Mae Bostock.  Last month Doug reported that Jeff was diagnosed with a benign cherry size tumor of the brain. Jeff had a similar tumor removed from the same area of the brain 13 years ago, but has had no issues until this recent diagnosis of this second tumor.  He is scheduled for surgery this next Monday at Memorial Herman to have this tumor removed. The Bostock and Conner family invite everyone to include Jeff & his wife Trudy in your every prayer.  If you would like to reach out to Doug, his number is 281-221-7466.