Childersburg mayor remains hospitalized
by Bill Kimber
Jan 13, 2014 | 850 views |  0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Childersburg Mayor B.J. Meeks
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Childersburg Mayor B.J. Meeks
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Childersburg Mayor B.J. Meeks remained hospitalized Monday after undergoing surgery last week for stomach cancer.

Meeks’ daughter, Wendy Burpee, said her father will probably go home Wednesday or Thursday of this week. He initially had some trouble taking pain medication, but he was more comfortable Monday, she said.

“He has been up and able to walk around a good bit, which is essential to him being released,” she said.

He received a number of visitors at the hospital on Saturday, and the family requested no visitors on Sunday as medical staff worked to get his pain under control and he spent the day resting.

“We will want to limit visitors once he is home just to limit his exposure to all the flu and viruses going around,” Burpee said. “We really do appreciate the outpouring of concern and support from the community.”

In a procedure at Trinity Medical Center last Tuesday, doctors removed about 80 percent of Meeks’ stomach and some lymph nodes.

He is in his seventh term as mayor of Childersburg.

Contact Bill Kimber at bkimber@dailyhome.com.