Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Sad Month For Bayview

I always hate these recaps of local resident's misfortunes, but this month has topped the charts.

First, Two deaths. Greg Williams and Andy Pierce, former asst. Fire chief in Bayview.

Then, although we knew Jodie Hull and her long time partner, Ivar weren't doing well, I just recently found out they are in an assisted living facility in Post Falls. Life Care Center has two operations there. The typical nursing or recovery center, and another called Life Care Garden Plaza, which is an assisted living facility. I believe they are in the Garden Plaza.

Skip Wilcox went in to surgery for a heart bypass and ended up with two new heart valves plus a triple bypass. He is currently in an induced coma, but is expected to survive. He is currently in Kootenai Memorial Hospital.

Hobart Jenkins is in Life Care, with Claire Cosgrove, in the Garden Plaza facility. Jenkins, a retired president of Spokane Community College and community leader in Bayview has had declining health for the last year. I don't have accurate information as to every one's age, but I believe Hob Jenkins is around 86 or so.

When I think about my survival cjhances at age 74 after many years of a questionable life style, I'm reminded of a story that appeared in the spokes,man-Review a while back about a guy from Worley that knew he was dying and had a sense of humor. He wrote his own obit which was a hoot. If I don't go suddenly, I may follow in his footsteps.

On the good news side, Kyle Streater, Mark's son, has just recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan, unhurt and apparently of sound mind as well. Welcome back, Kyle. I hesrd he spent most of his time in a guard tower. With his height I would have thought he would have BEEN the tower.

If any of this information is incorrect, please call it to my attention, as well as any other events that I may not have heard of yet. Friends cannot visit or sent well wishes if they don't know where they are.

to bcc: me
Skip's family has requested no visitors at the hospital at this time. Skip is holding his own and in intensive care. If people want to send cards, please send as follows. If someone is in the area of the hospital and want to drop a card, they need to take it to the information desk on the first floor and not go to the unit where Skip is recovering.
Donald "Skip" Wilcox
C/O Kootenai Medical Center
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814

Update on Skip Wilcox isn't real positive. He is not waking up, so the doctors are reducing his pain meds in case they are at fault.He is still on a ventilator and is not breathing for himself.


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Anonymous said...

Jean and I are saddened to hear that our friends and community leaders are in ill health or have passed. Even though we have left Bayview, we are never far away thanks to Herb's blog.

Jim and Jean Campbell