Today (Monday) doctors were to wean Pollman off his ventilator in order to see if his body could withstand major surgery. According to a source close to the family, the BJC medical staff was not confident the legendary bartender would rally. "In short, and to get to the point, only a miracle will save our dear friend now," says the source.
In the meantime, friends and acquaintances have been sharing their memories and well wishes via an online message board created in Pollman's honor. You can read -- and contribute -- to the growing number of comments here.
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