Exilia needs your prayers tonight…

Exilia has taken a turn for the worse tonight.  She is having some trouble breathing along with her headache.  I sent Magadala to her house which is just down the road from the orphanage to check on her.  She called me and said she was having trouble breathing.  I talked to her son, Gerard, and he asked that I come to see her.

So Susan, Marie Josee, and I got in the car and drove to her house.  I would never have found it in the dark.  Marie Josee was in the middle of making some sandwiches for John’s supper and I pulled her out of the kitchen and told her to come!

We arrived at the house and there were many people there.  Her son’s were there and some of her daughters.  Exilia was definitely having trouble breathing and her blood pressure was 170/110!  her pulse was weak and fast.  She could not walk.  Her sons helped her down the path to the road and put her in my car.

We installed her in the bedroom next to our apartment so that I can check on her during the night.  I started an IV on her because she is unable to keep any food or drink in her stomach.  Susan started her on oxygen and she seems to be resting easier now.

The GLA staff is very concerned and helping her get settled.  Tomorrow, we will take her to the doctor in Port-au-Prince.  Please pray for her to get a good nights rest and be able to breath better tonight with the oxygen.

Her daughter gets married on Saturday and she so wants to be able to attend the wedding.  We are praying that she will be able to attend even if we have to send her on portable oxygen!

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Jane Blannin-Bruleigh wrote:
praying for Exilia and so glad she is right there with you and Susan caring for her. Also praying for her family. Your mother is such a central part of your family. blessings to you Dixie that you will have much peace and not too much fatigue through tonight

Sun, July 10, 2011 @ 11:13 PM

2. Kelly D wrote:
Praying for Exilia and all involved in her care and that she makes it to her daughter's wedding.

Sun, July 10, 2011 @ 11:47 PM

3. janka wrote:
take good care, she might get a stroke... lets hope that will not happen..

Mon, July 11, 2011 @ 1:31 AM

4. anne souville wrote:
dear Dixie spécial thinks for the staff and Exilia, i Hope she'll soon be better and can see a good doctor i'm sad that you confirm that Haitian government doesn't want individual adoption I've chosed Haiti to adopt years ago because as a single woman i knew that this country wille allow me and that "trafic" was really fewer here than in other countries : i 'vo got a lot of testimony that in Russia for exemple Agencies are the ones making trafic! french governement are really hypocrite : they don't say that single women are no more allowed to adopt but they are putting rules forbiding women to do it! as for the Novelist I'll search the mail of this newspaper and try to write them and send thme some testimony i thinks the better will be to give them some "point of view" from the birth families of our children. I understand that eveyone should be careful with the danger of adoption but as you say what about the "restavec"? why theses people couldn't imagine that the birth mother of Manuella, my daugther, is like a sister for me? I hope as you say some day the prosperity come to this country and every family could keep all their children together and educated thme all right, i got no other dream for Haiti and this day i'll be so glad to come to haiti and show my daughter her birth place! please send all my best thinkings to Exilia Anne (souville, mother of Manuella, 3 years 1/2 now)

Mon, July 11, 2011 @ 4:04 PM

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