Jimmy Cramer e-mailed me with the following message: "Uncle Jerry (the youngest of the eight children of Herbert J. and Mary Toner Heidkamp) is in serious condition right now and needs all the prayers he can get. He has not worsened, and has even improved/stabilized a bit, but still nowhere near out of the woods. But he's a fighter, and fortunately, we come from good stock!"
Here also is an excerpt from his Aunt Marj:
Jerry had a procedure (not surgery) to remove gall stones on Friday. They could not get them and sent him home. Within half an hour he was vomiting and in severe pain. Paramedics took him back to the hospital. He was diagnosed with pancreatitis (pancreas is attached to the gall bladder). Poison from this infection is spreading throughout his body. He was fine one minute and is now hanging on to life by a thread. Pancreatitis has led to multiple organ failure and septic shock. He is heavily sedated, on a ventilator and dialysis. Doctors have said very clearly that his hold on life is fragile. If and when he comes through this, there may be other serious side-effects.
He needs all the prayers and positive energy you send his way. Aunt Donna needs prayers, too.
You can e-mail Jimmy here.