Enive "Sis Powell" "Aunt Betty" "Pow Pow" Powell Enive Powell

First post: Aug 14, 2022 Latest post: Aug 29, 2022
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. On 3 July 2022, Sis Powell enjoyed attending church face-to-face for the first time in over two years. Those in attendance were overjoyed to have her with them.  It did Sis Betty's heart good to be in three such gatherings on consecutive Sundays focussed on Rekindling the Fire of intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father.   Sis Powell was not able to attend church in person on the special women's Sunday, 31 July 2022, where she was among six women honoured, but she joined on YouTube live.  She also delighted in watching the Diamond Jubilee parade on Emancipation Day, especially wowed by the balloon float designed by a Dutchman, as well as the Junkanoos and men and women on stilts. Sugar Rush: Mama was taken to the Accident and Emergency Unit at UHWI on Thursday, 4 August 2022 upon her doctor's recommendation and suspicion of a stroke.  After running several tests, the attending doctor ruled out a stroke but confirmed diabetes.   They say mama is very strong for her age and the diabetes was probably triggered  because of the age of her body.  Medical personnel worked through the night treating mama for dehydration and to reduce her extremely elevated blood glucose level which was ravaging her body, causing the display of stroke-like symptoms. The  attending  doctor discharged mama on Friday morning. Her release allowed Sis Powell to enjoy one of her simple patriotic pleasures, watching Grand Gala on Independence Day, as well as church online the next day.   Aunt Betty paid a second visit to UHWI Accident & Emergency Unit where the then attending doctor re-ran tests and came to the same conclusion as her colleague.  This time, mama's treatment and observation lasted the whole week.  Her daughter, Pauline, refused to leave her side except when it was absolutely necessary to come home to rest, refresh and get replenishment of the home-cooked meals mama prefers, as well as hygiene kit refills.   Pauline truly ministered love and comfort in her almost constant presence; an especial need for mama during this period because the unfamiliarity of the heavily trafficked Accident & Emergency Unit added to the distress she experienced from the extraordinarily above normal blood glucose levels.   Regardless of what happens, God is good!!