Roy Ferguson: (4-1-20rh) Nelson Zoch received a return call from Retired HPD Sgt.
Renita Ferguson regarding her husband, HPROA member Retired Sgt. Roy Ferguson.
Renita reports that Roy went into the hospital eight days ago
with pneumonia after which it was determined that he had COVID-19. He
entered St. Luke's Hospital in the Medical Center and has been there ever since
without Renita or any other family able to see him. She states that the
doctors believe he turned the corner for the better yesterday but is not out of
the woods yet. She says more prayers are definitely needed and requested.
UPDATE (04-13-20)Steve Toth talked with Renita and she
said that Roy had been on a ventilator for 18 days. On Good Friday he was taken off the
ventilator and was scheduled to be transferred out of ICU on Tuesday to a
regular room. He will continue his
treatment at St Luke's. Please continue to pray for Roy. UPDATE:
(4-22-20) Steve Toth received a message from Renita
advising "The prayers of the righteous availeth much. Roy is scheduled to
be discharged in the next few days. To God be the glory!". Thank you
to all for your thoughts and prayers.
Thomas Klawiter: (4-9-20rh) Nelda, Thomas's wife notified us today
that he has been in the hospital for over a week. He has a very weak heart and
renal failure. The doctors believe he developed a bacterial infection from the
metal in the pacemaker/defibrillator that was put in in December. The doctors
said he is to weak now to withstand a surgical procedure to remove it. They
have seen no improvement in the last few days. His white blood cell count was
higher today and they have advised her of hospice care. She elected to bring
him home so she can be with him. He is incoherent, but she feels he will
know she with him. She hasn't been able to be with him since the hospital has
been in lockdown status. Nelda says her heart is broken. Please keep Nelda,
Thomas, and their family in your prayers. NOTE: Thomas passed away on
Nelson Foehner: (Deceased)(4-16-20rh) We visited today with Nelson and Sue by phone. Most us
know that he has been fighting Lymphoma cancer for months now. He
completed his first round of chemo therapy and all appeared be well for a
while. However, he started to have severe pain in his right shoulder and test
revealed the cancer had spread. They then decided to try radiation and he
just completed 25 treatments. Test then revealed the treatments had were
not effective. Nelson’s oncologist then recommended additional chemo
treatments, but Nelson decided to decline. Instead he has decided to be
placed on hospice care, with Sue Gaines being his advocate. Nelson has been an
active member of the HPROA and the Family Assistance Committee for over 20
years and has given comfort and assistance to hundreds of HPROA members.
He has been a blessing to all who know him. NOTE: Nelson passed on April
20. Please pray for Nelson’s family.
Steve Vaeza: (04-22-20rh) Jim St. John received a call from Steve yesterday. Steve
said he fell Saturday and hit his head on the cement. A neighbor came by
to see him later and called an ambulance for him. He is in Herman
Memorial, 610 @ Ella. He had stiches in his forehead and they are running
several tests on him. It is unknown when he will be released.
Please include Steve in your prayers. UPDATE: (4-30-20rh) Steve has
been released and is at home, but not doing well. He lives alone and does enjoy hearing from
old friends. His number is 713-857-3866.
Lisa Kennedy: (4-27-20rh) Lisa, wife of Chuck Kennedy, has been fighting cancer for
approximately two years. Chuck contacted me and advised that test now
indicate Lisa’s cancer has spread to her liver and spleen. She will now undergo
another round of chemo. Please continue to pray
for Lisa and Chuck as they continue their fight against this terrible disease.
DEATHS DURING THE MONTH OF
March & April 2020
Clifford J. Gilhooly, March 11, 2020
Joseph N. Guidry, April 5, 2020
Charles B. Mosley, April 5, 2020
Shirley Jackson, mother of member Melanie Bratton, April 8,
Thomas E. Klawiter Jr., member, April 10, 2020
Nelson Foehner, member, April 20, 2020
Jimmie Florence Wootten, member, April 21, 2020
Elton L. Blanchard, Jr., April 27, 2020
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in
trouble. Therefore we wil not fear…”