Jim Cloughessy was admitted to the Prescott VA Hospital early this a.m. from the emergency room. He has another blockage. I talked to him this a.m and he is in less pain now. They may keep him for a few days. Marlene
2/15/18 Update, Jim Cloughessy
Brother in Christ Jim and a proud Knight, is back home here and resting in his “Lazy Boy Chair”, is what he told me. He sounds good but given what he has endured that at the hospital, well, you can surmise I’m sure. In addition, I mentioned to him that many of us wish to visit and chat, and with that said, he states that he and Marlene have family flying in from back East and will be arriving soon. I’m quoting him in saying, that perhaps after everyone has left, and after a good rest, he too wishes to have visitors over, to no end. But for now, it’s important that he rest’s and enjoy those coming as I mentioned.
In closing, he sounds good and at this point welcomes phone calls and again stresses to everyone, that he thanks everyone’s prayers, and ended, Lexy, its’ good to be home, and I may even surprise everyone in perhaps making Mass this coming Saturday..!!! He too sends his love and hello….
Thank you everyone
He is still at the VA but is looking at going home on Hospice care.
Could you please add Jim Cloughessy to the prayer list. He was seen in ER
and he has a inflamed gallbladder and a small blockage of the small bowel.
He will be having surgery very soon@ Phoenix VA. Marlene asks us to pray.
Time now, 11:30 am, I just got off the phone speaking with Marlene, when suddenly she said, “Here, let me have you talk to Jimbo” and he comes on the phone..!!! This said, I briefly spoke with him as I didn’t want to over tax him or myself quite frankly. Anyway, he hasn’t had the surgery we keep hearing about, but they intend to drain areas of build up and inject med’s that have the qualities Jim needs upper most. And again, Jim, sends a warm thank you for all of your prayers, both to himself and to Marlene. She’s there with him in Phoenix and appears all is being done to arrest what they can, and with our continued prayers, is all he ask’s…. and the call ended there on a positive note.
Big sigh on my part just now, I love this guy. Thank you one and all.
Dear Council Family,
Good Afternoon, I placed a phone call late into the evening on Thursday after we conducted the officers monthly meeting. In doing so, I did reach Marlene at home and she shared that Jimmy had been transferred from the VA Hospital here in Prescott to Yavapai West Regional. Due to complications, it turns out that basically nothing was done as originally expected, and he spent the night.
Not having heard from Marlene all day today, Friday, I thought it best to call her at home if she was to be reached? After not reaching her, I thought perhaps she might have Jim’s cell phone? The phone rang two or three times, and guess who picks up? You guessed right, and he sounded good I told him. He’s optimistic now that he’s since been transferred to Phoenix, and I simply told him that he has our prayer’s, and to rest as best he can. Surgery is on his agenda, and the when and why wasn’t shared other than, it’s needed.
I have to share this with everyone here as, I shared with him how strong and uppity he sounded, and then he tell’s me, “when is our meeting this month?” I told him don’t even think about it, to rest, let’s get this behind us and then we’ll talk about council meeting’s… He sends his hello to everyone, and appreciates the prayers coming his way. and our phone call ended in telling him, we send our love. Thank you Lord
Please continue to pray for Marlene as well, and she had just arrived during this phone call with Jim, and she too sends her thank you.
Time now, 3:00 pm, 2/1/18, I just received a phone call from Marlene informing me that brother Jim has entered the VA Hospital here in Prescott. I can’t go into detail at this time, but she ask’s that prayers for Jim be placed. I did ask her if it would be advisable for me to go be with him but he’s in an area that visit’s at this point are not possible. So, let us all PRAY for Brother Jim Cloughessy.
Please pray for our brother, Jim Cloughessy, his wife Marlene, and their family. He has been admitted to YRMC West. Prognosis: his cancer flared up and he is terminal.