Friday, July 23, 2010


Sorry that I haven't updated for a few days, but I have been so busy, which means so tired. :-) Markie has been sick, but is getting better and better by the day. I think every once in awhile God has to tell Mark that he need a rest, and being sick is the only way to get Mark down. So thank you for all the prayers, he is feeling them.
So yesterday I took half the team to an infirmary (nursing home) We started off in the womans building. The people there are either incapable of taking care of themselves or have mental issues. There is this one lady named Joyce, she is a bigger woman, I am not sure what is the matter with her, but she can't walk. When I visited with her, we immediately became friends, I asked her how she was feeling and she told me her tummy hurt, I then noticed she had went potty in her bed. To make a long story short, I talked to the head nurse which her name is Miss Penie Cook, (kinda crazy huh???? any how she said that Joyce has nothing wrong with her brain and knows she is to call for a nurse when she needs a bed pan, but Joyce chooses not to and does number one and two in her bed. She is not a nice patient with the way she treats the nurses. So I felt that with the friendship that Joyce and I have made that I would talk to her about it. She promised me that she would call the nurse before she went in her bed so that she would not have to lay in it. So today I took the other half of the team, the first thing I did was go right to Joyce, and she didn't call the nurse, she said she forgot. So I think this is going to take some time, but if I can help make a difference in her life then thats what I am going to do. The men's building is not so nice. They are in one big room and its just kinda gross, but a couple of the men still have great spirits. Jeremiah for example has been in that place for ten years. He broke is leg and arm at work, which never got fixed so he is there for the rest of his life. He would pull up his pant leg so you could see the 5 inch gap where there should be a bone but isn't. But even with these challenges he takes good care of himself with dressing nice and taking care of his area. Me and him hit it off, so I shook his hand and called him Mr. Handsome. Then it was off to the hospital, we got to see the new born babies and their moms, we then went to pediatric and there was the little baby with the cleft pallet and lobster syndrome and Penie was talking about. I have never seen that syndrome before, but I guess his mom drank the entire pregnancy. But I could make him smile, and his eyes just melt you heart. So today when I took the other half of the team, I got to spend a good half hour holding him. His name is Dontay and he is precious, his mom left him at the hospital and said she didn't want him because of what he looked like. Well I so badly want him here at My Fathers House, so I found out who to contact and left all of our information with the hospital, but it does sound promising. So Sunday Dontay is going to Montego Bay to get the operation on his cleft pallet, Please pray for him, he is going to be all alone and is only four months old.
So now its7:30 here and I think I need to stay right here in bed for the night, everything has caught up with me and I need some sleep.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Mark
is feeling better, so it is a good idea you are going to bed early so you don't get sick also. Glad to hear Dontay is having the operation. Good luck with Joyce, doesn't sound too promising tho. lol. bye for now, Mom

Anonymous said...

lolol you are right, it doesn't

Jill Brown said...

We are glad to here that Mark is feeling better! So hard to see people in need. Especially the little ones! Sending you prayers.