From the West

MikeSelix1Greetings from the west Brothers and Sisters! I hope this message finds you all well. Here is an update regarding our, “Circle of concern around the center.”

Worshipful Jerry Murphy is doing much better after his bypass surgery in his leg. The blood flow in his leg has improved, and the feeling in his leg has also returned, this will definitely help in the healing process. He is seeing a wound specialist every Friday, and is waiting for the ok to have Wound Vac procedure, which will speed up the healing process. Worshipful Murphy is still stuck at home, and can’t wait to return to lodge. Please feel free to give Worshipful Murphy a call, or stop by and visit.

Brother James McCallion is at home recovering after spending 10 days in the hospital. His stomach bleeding has stopped. They did a 3D CT scan, and fed a catheter into his femoral artery up to the hemorrhage and injected platinum coils into the veins to plug it up and cause them to clot. They also used medication to thicken the lining of his stomach. Turns out that he has AVM, (Arteriovenous Malformation), it’s a birth defect that is sometimes found in the brain, however, his was in the upper stomach next to the spleen. James is very happy he was able to keep his spleen and is at home resting for the next month getting his strength back and waiting for his hemoglobin count to go up!

Madeline Gallegos, is feeling much better after her surgery, she’s been at home recovering and is starting to feel well enough to get out of the house! She is still experiencing some trouble with her eyesight. Let’s keep Madeline and Ruben in our thoughts and prayers!

Al & Sharon Jazwiecki were involved in a traffic accident that resulted in lots of bruises and a totaled car and to complicate things, Miriam Moser, Sharon’s Mother, fell and broke her neck. However, now, she has been moved to an assisted living center for rehabilitation! She is doing very well and is expecting a full recovery. That’s quite a bit for one family. Let’s keep the Jazwiecki’s and Sharon’s mother Miriam in our thoughts and prayers!

Brother Daniel Chavez, and Wife Jessica have a new addition to the family! Jessica gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Matthew Virgil Chavez, he was born on Tuesday May 19th at 5:31am. Weighing in at 7.4oz and 19 1/2″ long, also congratulations are in order to the grandparents, Worshipful Jim Harnett and his wife Michele.

Please feel free to contact me if you know of any our members who should be added to our Circle of Concerns!


Mike Selix
Senior Warden