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Joshua Bockerstette Open Heart Surgery

Posted by David  •  May 19th, 2006 2:49:36 pm - Subscribe | Mood: tired | Music: I Against I - Ordinary Fight

Entry is in regards to Priscilla's co-workers son under going open heart surgery at 3 1/2 years of age. Joshua needs O negative blood donations to assist in the procedure.

As many of you may have heard, our former co-worker JR Bockerstette's son, Joshua (age 3 1/2), will be having his third open-heart surgery on June 7th. Josh will also have a heart catheterization procedure this Friday, 5/19. JR and Tiffany appreciate all of the support and encouragement that each of you have provided to them and their family (Ben age 2 1/2, Lily age 1) over these past years. They ask for your prayers over the next several weeks. Obviously this is a very serious surgery, so their time and energy will be limited in the post-op phase. I have volunteered to serve as JR's contact for sending updates on Josh's condition and recovery.

It would be helpful if you would donate blood in the next few weeks. You can visit for times and locations near you. You don't need to identify any certain patient. However, if you or someone you know has blood type "O Negative", JR would ask that you donate at the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center Headquarters building on I-10 at Park Ten Blvd or the Methodist Healthcare location in the Medical Center. It is very important that you donate, massive bleeding is a common occurrence as a result of this surgery. A young patient in Michigan had this surgery recently and required 268 units of blood and blood products in just ten days.

You have two options for receiving updates on Joshua's surgery and recovery:

1) Visit the "" website as described below. JR and/or I will post updates as necessary after the surgery and while Josh is still in the hospital.

2) If you don't want to do the website thing, I will also be preparing an email update for the period after the surgery and while Josh is still in the hospital. Just let me know if you prefer this option and I will add your name to my email list.

Thank you for your support.

Trés Hargis
Associate Director - Financial Analysis
U-verse and DISH products
Phone 210-886-4287

"" website procedures:
Goto ""
Click on the "New Visitors and returning members" link
Click on the "Sign up" link and follow the instructions
You can select to receive an email each time a patient update is posted

After your registration is complete:
Goto ""
Click on the "New Visitors and returning members" link
At the "Enter CarePage Name" prompt, enter "JoshuaBock"
You can click on the "Patient Update" title or the "More" button to see all of the postings to date
You can also click on the "Messages" section to post your own encouraging words

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jim Says:
May 19th, 2006

Wow, best of wishes to them. It is tough dealing with that my dad under went open heart surgery for 5 bypasses last June. That was scary especially with the picture of your dad having a bunch of tubes in him...not right, he is suppose to be supernatural =\\


anonymous Says:
January 08th, 2007

Well I came across ur story and I send my thoughts and prayers to one Bockerstette to another !!!

Danielle bockerstette from st. Louis

anonymous Says:
September 21st, 2007

i don't know if this is all still going on, but I am also a fellow Bockerstette! My prayers are with you!
Elizabeth Bockerstette, St. Louis

anonymous Says:
September 30th, 2009

Just came along and read this...My prayers are with you and hope all is well.. I too have a child whom has gone thru open heart surgery at 12 days old....its really scary....its probably the worst experience of any parents life..

laceyn Says:
March 26th, 2010

This is not just a joke thing or what.We are talking here about life and how to survive having this kind of heart problem.Well anyway,we should be strong enough to fight for this.I admire the fighting spirit of Star Jones to surpass her ailment.It's good that <a title="Heart Surgery went good for Star Jones" href="">Star Jones</a> came out of her heart surgery well. It being only her second heart surgery in 30 years, the last for thoracic cancer means she took great care of it, considering she'd had a prior history. It is also good that she's rich, because otherwise this plus her gastric bypass would send the normal person running for payday cash advances at least. I sure don't recollect listening to much from her since she left The View, but then again I think she's probably sitting on a lot of money to more or less ensure she never has to work again.

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