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Family Assistance Update
June 2019

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Doug Bostock:(6-30-19 nf) Doug called this afternoon from his hospital room at Houston Northwest hospital and reported that therapist had just left after helping him get him out of bed to stand for a few seconds. He stated that the pain was very intense and he had to get back in bed and was having some really bad pain as we talked. He stated that he would obviously continue to remain in the hospital for a few more days. Please pray of relief for Doug's pain and a speedy recovery. 

Jim Hudson:(6-27-19 nf) Jim called to report that he was finally, after 5 weeks in the hospital. would be released around 3PM today to go home. He had knee replacement surgery that became infected that required his lengthy hospital stay.

He is now walking with the aid of a walker and plans to attend our July meeting. He invites your prayers and your calls. Give him a  call at 281-610-1236,

Doug Bostock:(6-27-19 nf) Doug will undergo vein surgery on his right leg Friday afternoon 6-28-19 at Houston Northwest Hospital off FM 1960. It is an out patient procedure but an overnight stay will likely be required. He invites all of our prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

Forrest Turbeville:(6-28-19 Forrest underwent out patient procedure to examine the area around his prosthetic right eye for possible infection or inflammation. This issue must be resolved prior to having needed cataract removal from his left eye. Please pray for healing of his right eye and successful outcome of his left eye procedure.

Sam Wolff:(6-18-19 nf) We visited with Sam today when he returned from therapy for his Parkinson's disease. He states that the therapy is helping him improve strength in his legs. His speech is effected. He is still living in Spring Branch with his sister who cares for him. Please pray for Sam that his overall health would improve. Send him a card to 9328 Saddle Ln, 77080

Bill Elkin: Update (6-18-19 rh): Anthony Kivela spoke with Bill after his surgery and he is in recovery.  His surgeon anticipates that he will be released later today.  Great news. The surgeon placed three stents, which will help keep the arteries open and allow blood to flow more freely.  Bill will up to receiving phone calls from friends tomorrow, but is resting this evening. Bebe and Bill wanted to thank everyone for your prayers.(6-16-19 rh): Bill is scheduled to undergo angioplasty surgery on Tuesday, 6-18.  We ask that all our prayer warriors lift up prayers for him that morning and the surgery goes well, without any complications, and that Bill has a quick recovery.

Charles "Dick" Atkins:(6-8-19 nf) We visited with Dick this morning by phone and he reports that he is a  patient at the Concierge Skilled Care Center, 2310 N. Eldridge. He initially was admitted there recovering from heart surgery, then came down with pneumonia and just recently diagnosed with COPD.He is still weak and unable to walk. His cell phone is 713-301-6235, give him a call and lift him up and let's keep Dick in our daily prayers. 

Jon Devore (6-7-19 rh):  Cheri, Jon’s wife, advised that they received final confirmation that Jon’s PET scan revealed that he is cancer free. He has been fighting and being treated for throat cancer for the last year. She and Jon wanted to thank their family and friends from the bottom of their hearts for all of your prayers, love, and support!  God is good all the time.

Lisa Kennedy (6-03-19 rh): Chuck updated us on his wife Lisa's condition and her fight with cancer. We last reported that her cancer count was over 350 in the area of her gall bladder and the cancer was malignant. At that time she was suffering from extreme pain and unable to work.  Lisa has now been able to return to her work and is doing better. She is continuing with chemo, receiving treatments every three weeks. The chemo is extremely hard on her, taking her 3 to 4 days for her to recover after each treatment. Chuck stated that in the next week or so they will do a CT scan on her to determine if the treatments are working.  Please Lisa and Chuck in your prayers.

Jim Hudson (6-4-19 rh):  Jim had knee replacement the first of May and is still at Vosswood Nursing Center 815 S. Voss, Houston.  Since the surgery he developed an infection, which he states now is under control. But he is still in extreme pain and suffering from dizziness, which prevents him from standings. It also affects his ability to fully benefit from his therapy.   He has an appointment this Friday with his cardiologist. They suspect that his pace maker may need adjustment and  that it may be causing the dizziness.  Jim was down and out this morning stated he is tired of fighting. Please keep Jim and his wife Randi in your prayers. Jim appreciates visitors and phone calls. His number is 281-610-1236. 

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