May 5, 2020

Sick Desk

May 5, 2020                                                         SICK DESK UPDATES

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 

From Eddie Torres


Richie is feeling really well, since Dr. Castillo is back from his short four day vacation. The lab tests don't show up anything coming back positive with his lungs, they don't know what the blurry spot is. The infectious doctor hasn't come in yet so he doesn't know if he's going to have the needle biopsy or not but they'll start the six days of chemo today.

I am going up today to visit, 1st visit allowed, after a week and taking him a hot pastrami sandwich on rye bread. He says he might want me to even get him dinner, also. His food selections are awful at the hospital, the cafeteria worker asked him if he wanted a spinach patty for lunch. I was talking to him on the phone at the time, I could envision the look on his face.?? Can't wait to see him!


I havenít heard from or seen any posts from Mike since before Christmas when he went into an Independent/assisted Living facility, Grand Villa, in Largo FL.  With this virus and not hearing from him I got nervous and decided to call him yesterday.  I canít tell you how happy I was to hear him answer his cell phone.  He is fine, he sounded great, his spirits high and he loves it where he is, he said the place is beautiful.  Due to the virus there arenít any visitors allowed.  He has a 2-room suite and again because of the virus he canít go to the dining room for his meals, his meals are brought to his room.  I am sure he would love to hear from people.  His cell number is 727-510-9472

April 29, 2020                                                      SICK DESK UPDATES

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 


Dave Kolman called me today and informed me that he has been in South Nassau Communities Hospital, in Oceanside, LI for 2 weeks with some type of bacteria infection.  They have cleared the infection but since then he hasnít had an appetite and hasnít been eating.  He has no strength, canít stand up wan walk.  While he is in this condition, they will not release him.  Thank God he does not have Covid-19. He called me to see if I knew anyone who can get him out of the hospital, which obviously I donít.  He gave me his daughter Susanís phone number  who is a nurse and been speaking to doctors daily as she is not allowed to visit him, because the hospital is lock down to visitors.  She told me he is confused, hasnít been able to speak with anyone and is lonely.  His phone number is 
917-622-4027 (cell) She believes if he gets phone calls from former co-workers would lift his spirits.

April 25, 2020                                       SICK DESK - RICHARD COMMESSO

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from Verrazzano 10-13 Club


This is to inform you that our President, Richard Commesso, is currently in the ICU section of Staten Island University Hospital North.
He's been there for approximately one week and was on Oxygen Therapy.  Today, he was put on a Ventilator.  Although he had tested NEGATIVE for the Coronavirus, he is presently being treated as if it were positive.  We kindly request that neither he nor his family receive any phone calls at this time.
We will keep you updated as to his condition when further details become available.
We ask that you all keep Richie in your prayers. 

April 9, 2020                                                         SICK DESK UPDATES

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

Randall Stoever in Michigan where he lives.  He has the virus and is at home in quarantine.  Randall also has some 9/11issues.  I am following his progress and let you know how it is going in time.

On a much happier note, I spoke with Bobby Ganley. He told me that he is feeling well, he sounded well, and is back to work.  ďPrayers do workĒ

March 21, 2020                            LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. BOB WILKINSON         

From Lou Hollander and Charles McCray


Lifetime Member Ret. Sgt. Bob Wilkinson, former Historian of the Guardians Association, has been stricken with a throat ailment. He is currently at home, resting. He requests limited phone calls. No further information is available.
Charles McCray

Our prayers and best wishes go out to Bob for a quick recovery.

March 11, 2020                                                   UPDATES - PAT FIORITO

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


Hi Lou...Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. I had the hip replacement surgery on Wed. 2/26 & was supposed to come home on Sat 2/29. However, I ran a slight fever & my white blood cells were slightly elevated. That all corrected & I came home on Sun. I have in home P/T 3 times a week & a visiting nurse several times a week. Also, I have a very good core support of family & friends. We're looking at about 3-4 more weeks of home care & I should be up & running. I just want to thank my Transit Family for all the thoughts & prayers. Looking forward to seeing everyone in June.

You're in our thoughts and prayers and our best wishes go out to you, Pat.

March 10, 2020                                               SICK DESK - PATTY DE LUCA

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


Lou,  I was in the hospital for 8 days with pneumonia and congestive heart failure.   I'm home now but feeling very weak and at times, very shortness of breath.  I have a visiting nurse and 2 other therapists coming to the house..  I think that I was released too soon.  Who the hell knows?  Just wanted you to know and if you want to say something to the brothers, that's fine with me.  This is like an ongoing problem.  In the last 10 years Iíve been in the hospital 8 times for the same thing.  I hope all is well with you.  Thank you for all the work you are doing for us, 

Pattyís email address is pattyde3012@verizon.net

Our prayers and best wishes go out to Patty that he will be back to better health.

March 5, 2020                                          SICK DESK UPDATES (late postings)

 From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


Dated Feb. 27th

Hi Louie:
I want to Thank all the Guys who Prayed for me and wished me well. After 5 days in the Hospital itís great to be home and feeling a whole lot better. I think those Prayers helped me a lot. I have my 3rd Chemo Treatment on Monday, and I really Donít look forward to it. I have to carry around a tote bag with the Chemo Pump for 46 hours and I have take it with me every place I go including the bathroom. Thatís the routine every 2 weeks. Take care and again Thanks to all the great Transit Cops.
Howie Share

Our prayers and best wishes go out to Pat & Howard for their health recovery,

January 7, 2020                             PO RICHIE  BURNS ADDED TO THE SICK LIST

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

 I would have liked to have been able to attend the funeral of Jimmy Rigney, as he was a decent and like able fellow . Iím currently in a Rehab Unit in Suffolk County recovering from a broken leg and pelvis. Time makes many changes. Thankful for the good loyal friends that Iíve met on the job.

Well wishes can be sent to Richie at richardburns@verizon.net