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Jim is currently in the hospital with complications from his chemo. He has an infection and is still trying to recover enough white blood cells to fight it. Currently he is in critical but stable condition in the ICU at Iowa Methodist Hospital. Please keep him in your thoughts.



Jim had chemo on March 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.  Usually a 4 hourprocess, pick up lunch, picnic at Gray's Lake and then go to work.  He got sick the evening of March 30 and it has been down hill since.

Dehydrated, IV fluids, dehydrated, more iv fluids plus a chemo drug,more IV fluids, etc.  We were admitted to Iowa Methodist on Wednesday,April 4 to start antibiotics and to monitored.  He really took a turn for the worse on Saturday evening and Sunday I really think we would of lost him if we hadn’t been in the right place at the right time. 

 He is in the Critical Care Unit at Methodist and in Critical but stable condition.  

 Of course we are all devastated but we are a strong family and this will make us even stronger.

 

Jim knows who we are and nods his head yes or no.  His white blood count is starting to go up just a little so we need to just have patience for that to work, the antibiotics to work and for his body to become strong enough to fight the infection. 

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Travis Hanson-Pollock posted a new journal entry, "Eulogy".

Here is a copy of my eulogy for Dad's funeral. I'm sure I said some thing differently but this is the draft I was going off of. Thank you all for your positive comments ... Read more

Rhonda Murphy signed Jim's Guestbook.

Thinking of you all all today. Love, hugs & blessings, Rhonda Murphy & family Read more

Lenora Harris-Field signed Jim's Guestbook.

Nola, This is a beautiful tribute and memory.  I have tears in my eyes as I write to you.  Yes, this all happened far too soon and we will never understand the ... Read more

Lenora Harris-Field signed Jim's Guestbook.

Travis: Thank you so much for posting the Eulogy--I am sure the delivery was eloquent and I am positive your dad is immensely proud of you.  You have inherited your ... Read more

Travis Hanson-Pollock posted a new journal entry, "Eulogy".

Here is a copy of my eulogy for Dad's funeral. I'm sure I said some thing differently but this is the draft I was going off of. Thank you all for your positive comments ... Read more

Tom/Carol McGarvey signed Jim's Guestbook.

Thank you, Nola, for this wonderful tribute. So many of us were lucky to share a bit of life's path with Jim. He was a wonderful colleague, friend and downright super ... Read more

Sue LaZella signed Jim's Guestbook.

Nola: Your post this morning was a wonderfully written tribute to your husband.  Jim would be proud, I'm sure.  After reading some of his articles in the Business ... Read more

Tonya Wheeler signed Jim's Guestbook.

Thank you for this final tribute, Nola, it's beautiful (and makes me teary-eyed). Our love to you and your family, Tonya & Jeff Read more

Nola Hanson posted a new journal entry, "Final Edition".

Well, it has been one week ago today, Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 8:50 a.m. when Jim's heart stopped at the Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines. The week has been a ... Read more

Pam Strait signed Jim's Guestbook.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time in your lives. You are all in my heart and I will be praying a special prayer that you get ... Read more

Travis Hanson-Pollock posted a new journal entry, "Funeral Service".

Jim Pollock's (Dad's) funeral service is today at 1pm at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1701 Eighth St. S.W., Altoona with burial at Ashton Chapel to follow. Read more

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