On Bended Knee
Br Mark Gilstrap
Mark's sister passed away after struggles with her heart and lungs. Please keep the family in your prayers!
WB Bennie Anderson
WB Bennie is improving and now out and about!
I just talked with Bennie. He has COVID. He said he had a bad sore throat, but it is better today. I asked if he needed anything, and he said his sons were taking care of him. You might give him a call and wish him well. He said that he would probably not be at the meeting next Thursday.
WB Mike Seden
The Worshipful is COVID free and planning on being back in Lodge tonight!
The Worshipful tested Positive again. Please keep him in your prayers! CRITICAL level. Result for SARS-CoV-2 RNA is Detected.
The Worshipful Master is still in quarantine
The Worshipful Master was feeling poorly and decided to stay home for the FC practice and then the degree on Thursday. It's a good thing - because he has COVID.
He is feeling somewhat better today (Sat 7/23). So please keep him in your prayers.
Br Poppy Nelson:
Brother Poppy is home!
Message from Pete Mitchell:
I just talked to Poppi!
He leaves the “therapy” place and is headed home Weds. 9:00am.
He is very releaved to be going home as he has definitely been through the ringer when it comes to heart, doctors and rehabilitation.
He feel he is blessed at the outpouring of friends and family and those he didn’t even know.
Oh I think as I was hanging up a very slight sound of “war eagle” could be heard.
07/01/2022 - from WB Randy Akers
Below is an update from Poppy's daughter, Aisling:
"Dad is at Pruitt health in Marietta
50 Saine Dr SW Marietta room 126
I am heartbroken leaving tonight because this place is not what I was expecting… he has already called me 3 times on my way home because they weren’t answering the call Button and he didn’t know what to do…. It is a very depressing and smelly place. And I feel terrible and guilty leaving him there… any visitation especially now is a huge help to keep him from getting depressed. I am sorry for the late text"
06/29/2022 - from WB Randy Akers
Guess who I talked to for 30 minutes today - Brother Poppy! He was joking around and had business to discuss. Seems this nightmare is behind him.
06/22/2022 - from Aisling
Things are still the same today they're going to put the feeding tube in hopefully get them some nutrients and then a lot of the medications now that he is awake need to be taken orally not through his IV so they really need to start pushing medications through the feeding tube to hopefully speed up the recovery process but he definitely still cannot either drink anything through his mouth right now. But he is doing well considering. Just frustrated. Please keep him in your prayers.
06/13/2022 - from Randy Akers:
Out of surgery. Fully opened chest again. Blood clots and oozing around his heart due to blood thinners. And they cleared that. Heart function looks better on the fence about taking him off ecmo and they are going to give him another couple days. So he is still on full support. Lung function is getting better. Mid week should hopefully be able to take ecmo off. Has 3 chest tubes again. Possibility of a Temp trach for 2-3 weeks when he wakes up because of everything going on and he is so weak.
Please keep him in your prayers.
06/13/2022 - from Poppy's daughter, Aisling:
"Poppy is on his way into surgery to have the fluid removed from around his heart. While they are also in there after the procedure they are going to try and see if he can withstand to be taken off of ECMO or not, regardless they will still be keeping him on for breathing and lung support for the time being. Please keep Poppy in your prayers.
06/05/2022 - from Randy Akers:
"Nobles-Bro. Poppy had a severe setback today and had to be placed on life support. I’ll keep you posted. "
05/27/2022 - Quadruple ByPass surgery scheduled for today. MORE PRAYERS please!
05/25/2022 - Just got a call from Poppy. While he was working at the circus, his cardiologist called and told him to report for surgery tomorrow. Will keep you posted. Keep Poppy in your prayers.
-- Randal Akers
Status of Worshipful Master Mike Seden:
05/31/2022 - I am doing well I'm home recovering slow. Don't really need anything at this time. Thanks for all you guys do and I'll see you soon......
-- Mike Seden
05/29/2022 - Mike's 2nd surgery went well enough that he is expecting to leave the hospital on Monday 5/30. Keep those prayers coming!
05/27/2022 - Mike's 2nd surgery scheduled for today. MORE PRAYERS please!
05/24/2022 - Mike's surgery went well last week. He was expecting to be released today (TUE 5/24) but there is a complication that will require a follow-up surgery on Friday to find and repair a leaking lymph node that did not yet heal naturally. He is in good spirits; but, as usual he still needs our support and prayers!
WB Jerry Harwitz:
Jerry has contracted COVID and is proceeding with an abundance of caution. Please keep him and wife Lynn in your prayers.