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!
Posted on Sun, July 10, 2011
by Dixie Bickel