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DETECTIVE SERGEANT BOB BAESCHLIN'S 97TH BIRTHDAY
From Mike Picked up Bob NELSON and visited Bob BAESCHLIN for his 97th birthday. He is unbelievable eating hot wings & ribs and a couple of beers with us at SMOKEYBONES in Palm Beach.
Excuse the finger he loves every one who served or is serving on the Department. He said anyone he didn't like died years ago anyway. He said the Marines taught him this sign of love over 80 years ago.
Bob's Birthday fell on Veterans Day which was appropriate. He is part of the "Greatest Generation" serving as a Marine in WWll. He was shot in the stomach and leg in the battle of Guadalcanal & almost died but he's still going strong as our oldest living retiree. Detective Sergeant Bob BAESCHLIN a great guy, another we can be proud of on Veterans Day.
May GOD bless him and all of us who serve in Law Enforcement & and our Military.
Thanks Mike Flaherty
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5-25-19 Brother Larry Jensen has been admitted to the Calvert Memorial Hospital for observation. He has requested no phone calls at this time. Harry Toren
Retired Colonel Holland's surgery was successful. He will be participating in physical therapy sessions prior to his doctors releasing him.
Visitors and phone calls are welcome. His room number is 810-2. The telephone number to his room is (301) 618-3810.
Earlier today, retired Colonel Douglas K. Holland, from the City of Hyattsville Police Department and the Prince George's County Police Department, was involved in a bicycle accident at Magruder Park in Hyattsville. He was transported to UM Prince George's Hospital Center for examination and treatment.
Preliminarily, we know that he will require a major surgery, which is scheduled for this Friday. He is staying in Room 810-2. Phone calls and visitors are welcome.
Please keep retired Colonel Holland and his family in your thoughts, hearts, and prayers as he begins his journey toward a lengthy recovery.
I thought I should give you an update on my status since it has changed significantly from my last update.I met with the Oncology team at Hopkins and with my current health and need for infection control, they feel it necessary for me to complete another round of Consolidation Chemotherapy. This will start as inpatient Monday 05/20 and run through Friday 05/24 with a hopeful release from the hospital by Memorial Day. During the round of chemo they also hope to have my underlying fungal infection under control. The Consolidation Chemotherapy will also keep me in remission which will give them time to get me to the bone marrow transplant by Mid July. I can't say enough about all of the support and prayers we have received. My family and I are very appreciative for everything. Please keep us in your prayers and we will keep trusting in the Lord as progress along this journey. Thank you. ED Steele
I wished to share an update on my wife Cindy and her progress. Cindy was hospitalized mid-February and remained at Hopkins till the last day of March. Through that time she experienced many setbacks related to pneumonia, infections, metabolic changes, and pain management. She was eventually moved to ICU after she slipped into a light coma for a few days and remained there till she was discharged. It seemed about every ten days they made plans to release her and she would suffer a sudden, almost unexplained relapse into this coma like condition.
Finally, She was healthy enough to come home on the last day of March. We had planned to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary by renewing our wedding vows months before but had to put that off. We'd postpone it about six times due to this battle with her cancer. Four days after her release from Hopkins we finally celebrated that great moment with friends and family. She was radiant and glowing with excitement the entire evening, I was so impressed that she went on for several hours afterward entertaining her guest. That night she layed in her bed barely able to keep her eyes open talking about that small ceremony. She reminded me of a small child restless with excitement after a long Christmas day.
I wore my kilt for the occasion, the tartan if you don't recognize it, is that of the mighty Prince George's County Police. The photo kneeling is that of me washing my wife's feet as a symbol of my love and servitude for her. In case you're wondering, nothing went horribly wrong as I knelt for that and everyone left wondering what was he wearing under that thing. About three days after our actual anniversary date I lost my wedding band, it'd slipped off my finger at the landfill. When I told her she smiled and said, "I'm sure you'll replace it soon." Then the cancer diagnosis came and that went on the back burner. I did eventually buy a replacement but waited till we renewed our vows to present it. I had to wait two months and that was hard to do but when she saw it in our pastor's hands she wept heavily. She cried her way through the ring ceremony as she was so overwhelmingly surprised.
The cancer medicine is taking its toll on her body but not her spirit. It will be another month or so before they re-examine her tumors to see if the drug is having any results. So we wait and we pray till then.
Fraternally yours,Brother Shifflett
Bonnie Glaubitz - This is a Bob Spigner update: Bob, His Mom and the Doctor and the powers that be had a meeting this morning.....Bob will not be going back to the Apartment with his Mother, his new home is room 239 in the Health Unit for the rest of his life. He is not a Happy Camper....very depressed. Bob has to be lifted with a lift into his wheelchair which he can't use alone because of his impaired vision....he runs into things, he can't stay in it very long it hurts his back, when in bed he has to be turned periodicaly in the bed to prevent bed sores, he has a hard time eating, I don't know what else to say except its very sad.....his Mom said she never thought at age 87 she would have to live alone, she thought Bob would be taking care of her. Please if you get time visit him. He needs to know he hasn't been forgotten I am told he can't use the phone but cards and visits are welcome. Brother John Davey went by to visit Bob and found him at this address. 11750 Asbury Circle Solomons, MD 20685 room 240
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