Adamez battling pneumonia, congestive heart failure: Expects to be transferred to facility in San Antonio
BEEVILLE – City Councilman Bebe Adamez was expected to be transferred to a hospital in San Antonio this week after having a heart attack last week.
Adamez said he was floored when he learned that he had both pneumonia and congestive heart failure Wednesday.
He was speaking from a hospital bed at DeTar Hospital in Victoria.
“I’m up and around,” Adamez said. But he is still under the care of doctors and said he might be undergoing some treatment for his medical problems.
Gabriel Aleman, co-owner of Angel Care Ambulance Service, said he saw Adamez Tuesday night last week, and he told him then he needed to go to a doctor because he had a really bad cough.
The 56-year-old councilman said doctors have told him they believe he had an earlier heart attack, but they were not sure when that happened.
Adamez said Monday afternoon he is convinced he will end up in a San Antonio hospital for further treatment for his condition.
He said he was told by a doctor that his heart function currently is “under 30 percent.”
“I have no idea when I’ll be able to be back to work,” Adamez said.
The condition sneaked up on him. He said he had no fever, never had a cold and had not been sick otherwise.
City Manager Jack Hamlett said he heard Thursday that Adamez had been admitted to the hospital in Victoria, and he spoke to him that day.
Hamlett said he was told Adamez was undergoing tests to determine the extent of his situation.
Adamez said he had been told that a friend had started a Go Fund Me page on the Internet to try to raise $5,000 to cover medical, travel and other expenses that insurance would not pay.
“He has no idea this fund has been set up, but I know that Bebe would be out there doing the same type of thing for many of you,” the friend said on the page.
The effort had raised almost $2,500 by Monday afternoon with many of the donors throwing in $100-$200.
Hamlett said he encourages friends, family and supporters of the long-time community volunteer that one of the best things folks here can do is “just keep him in our prayers.”