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Houston Police Retired Officers Association
Retiree Roundup
November 9, 2017
Retiree Roundup
November 9, 2017


Phyllis Hensen:10-8-17 nf)Platelet donations  for Phyllis have to be made at one of the three M.D. Anderson blood donation centers or catch a MDA blood drive in your area. Donations can be made at 2555 Holly Hall 7 days a week from 10AM to 5PM. You can walk in or call 713-792-7777 to schedule an appointment. The main hospital at 1515 Holcombe, 2nd floor or 1220 Holcome, 2nd floor will also work during the week. Phyliss is also now in need of whole blood. Please make a donation if you are able. She is in urgent need and your donation could help save her life. Keep her in your prayers. It was also determined that there is no age limit on donating.

W.J. Spaulding:(10-14-17 db) Hank Laird reported to Bostock that Spaulding's home was flooded during Harvey and he is now in an apartment until his home is repaired. If anyone might have contact with him, please ask him to contact Bostock at 281-221-7466 or any member of the FAC team.

Delia Delano:(10-14-17 db) Hank Laird also reported that the surviving spouse of Richard Delano, Delia, was also flooded out and is now under the care of a daughter, retired HPD and a son, a deputy with HCSO.

Willie Joe Kovar:(10-18-17 nf) We visited with Kovar by phone this morning. He had his right hip replaced Monday evening at Scott White hospital in Bryan. He complained of pain in the hip area anytime he moved. He is going to therapy and improving each day. Hopeful to be dismissed in 3-4 days. He can be contacted at 979-207-0100 Room 448. Give him a call and keep him in your daily prayers.

Albert "A.J." Nichols:(10-18-17 nf) We visited with A.J. this morning at Memorial Herman Woodlands where they removed his right kidney Tuesday afternoon. He said he was really sore and was trying to eat breakfast. Surgeons reported that all went as expected and full recovery is anticipated. We lift up our prayers for A.J..UPDATE (10-20-17 nf) A.J.'s wife, Mary, reports that he is improving & will be discharged from Memorial Herman Woodlands on Sunday. He will be transferred to Park Manor in Conroe. a "post acute care" facility for extended physical therapy and expect him to be there only a few days. They thank everyone for their concern. Continue to keep A.J. in your daily prayers.

Jim Hudson:(10-20-17 nf/tk) Randi, Jim's wife reports that Jim was scheduled to have his hip and femur replaced Wednesday. He went into surgery but the surgeon decided not to do the replacement due to "markers" that were previously inserted. Biopsies were taken with results due next week and a decision will be made as to next action or treatment. Surgeon believes there is still some infection or inflammation. Jim has suffered many months with this issue & apparently still has months to go.UPDATE (11-5-17rh)We spoke with Randi and she stated Jim is still fighting infection, which is a staff infection of the bone. She stated they are still giving him antibiotics 24 hours a day and they will continue to do so through the end of November. On December 5 they will do an aspiration and determine the actual level of infection at that time.  If it is clear, then possibly they will be able to replace his hip and repair his femur.  They are also dealing with his medicare and supplemental insurance running out within a weeks.  Lift up your prayers for Jim and Randi.

Phil Camus:(10-14-17 nf) Phil is scheduled for surgery at Methodist Med Center on Wed. 10-18-17.  A recent episode of double vision and subsequent tests has revealed that a bone in his neck is pressing against his carotid artery on the right side restricting the blood flow. Surgeons state that surgery is an hour and a half and he will overnight in the hospital and released the next day. Keep Phil and surgical staff in your prayers. UPDATE: (10-23-17 nf) We visited with Phil by phone on Saturday after he had been released from the hospital following his surgery on Wednesday. He is at home mending and mobile but slowly. Surgery was successful and expecting full recovery. Continue to keep Phil in your prayers.

Doug Bostock:(10-23-17 nf) Doug will begin another round of IV infusions of medication for his disorder, Mysthenia Gravis. The IV treatment usually takes 4-5 hours each day Monday - Friday this week. He can take calls during the treatment so give him a call and lift him up. 281-221-7466. Keep Doug on your prayer list.

Guy McMenemy:(10-28-17 nf) Mac was admitted to North Cypress hospital last Monday, 10-23-17 where he was diagnosed with an ulcer on his esophagus that was bleeding. He remained in the hospital until today when he was transferred to Health South Hospital Cypress, 13031 Wortham at FM1960. They are using different meds to stop the bleeding that won't interfere with the blood thinners that he has to take. Give him a call at 713-805-4422 and keep him in your prayers.

Michael Yanchek:(10-27-2017 DMB) Just talked to Gene Yanchek  and learned that his Medically retired H.P.D. officer Michael Yanchek  and member was just brought home from the hospital  after having stone surgically removed from his Urinary system that he could not pass.  He developed some coronary difficulty which is being straightened and corrected now with medication at home The whole family, Mike and wife and Gene and Jeanette and all others would appreciate all and any prayers sent their way. The whole family, Mike and wife and Gene and Jeanette and all others would appreciate all and any prayers sent their way.

DEATHS DURING THE MONTHS OF 

October &November2017

Thomas L. Schulte (Member), October 19, 2017

Bobbie G. Lott (Member), October 22, 2017

Lance W. White, October 27, 2017

Richard C. Rucker (Member), October 29, 2017

Judson B. Burns, October 31, 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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