14.11.2021 5pm IST
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA, picks this homeless man Mr Altaf , from Chicalim Health Centre , two days ago .
Altaf was admitted into Chicalim Health centre on 24th October by the police .
Alcohol over took him completely so much that he has been diagnosed with Alcoholic Liver disease as per his case papers.
From 27th Oct till 11th Nov he was treated at GMC & referred back to Chicalim.
Very un co operative and aggressive.
Plenty of reasons.
But so weak that he could not get up and stand by himself.
Video attached. 👇
Can't control his toilet habits and totally incapacitated , on pampers as he has lost control of his bowel moments.
Sounds sad and complicated.
When Dr Anil called me asking if I can help with rehab , I said yes .
I knew it was difficult, but two days ago , similar type of case was there outside at Chicalim slope .
Another young man, but did not want to stay in a hospital and very very violent was sleeping on the road .
That man had created a ruckus and broke things in the hospital.
It was too complicated to handle.
For Altaf , it was going to be a little easy as we had his case history and he had not yet moved out of the hospital but neither can he be kept back as he needed shelter to recover.
Our team when shown the pictures too were hesitant.
I explained ” if we only pick the good people then God will substitute us “.
We need to help or atleast attempt to try to rehab him .
Explained to Dr Anil and my team ” if in 7 days, we can't manage, we will send him back to the hospital “.
☆ 12th Nov , Douglas went to pick him.
He too was in doubt ( which he has a right to be ) whether we are going to be able to help and rehab Altaf .
I REMINDED myself ” AVAILABILITY ” & not
” ABILITY ” and if we try on our own will to rehab Altaf , we will not succeed, but we need to ask God for that strength to help Altaf recover .
Douglas picks Altaf at 2 pm comes to IPHB , gets him examined and medicines are prescribed.
I am monitoring this man on the CCTV continously every 2 hours .
12th Night : report says he is too aggressive and he can't eat .
13th early morning we send Milk , Ensure & Eggs.
Iphb Medication is taking effect but very slowly .
13th Night : report says he is eating but can't control his toilet movements not standing without help , not interested to walk .
I ask the care giver to see with his eyes and believe that Altaf is standing, using the wash room, attempting to walk.
The care giver if not motivated and encouraged on time to time basis , will also get demoralized and results will not be there quickly .
Negative energy will slowly creap in and we will hit a road block.
14th morning : report says things have improved slightly as the Ensure and milk and eggs is what he can eat .
Today 1 pm : Altaf walked slowly 100 meters by himself , with the care giver by his side.
In the next 7 days, I believe with Faith and with the support of the care giver, that Altaf is back on track to fully able to use the washroom, eat by himself, have a bath by himself and take care of himself.
Last two & half days , Altaf has to be fed and attended to 24 hours continuously.
I thank God for we being able to reach out and accept Altaf into our home, inspite of his condition being extremely bad .
I can't post certain pictures when we picked him .
None of our care givers in all our men's home are having any medical qualifications and any sort of training to handle such difficult cases.
It's just the passion, attitude and desire to go beyond what the eyes can see that makes these care givers do their calling.
All our men caregivers were themselves in the past on the streets in pathetic conditions once upon a time, so its easy for them to understand pain, rejection , etc .
If any Government hospital in Goa has such homeless men ( not women ) who require help after treatment in the hospital and no place for them to go , pls get in touch with me thru whatsapp on 8380097564.
It's easy to admitt such men directly from the hospital rather finding them all messed up on the streets with no case papers.
If you know such people who require help in Goa, stuck up on roads, bus stops , hospitals, gardens, etc please reach out and talk to them and see what help they require.
Always go to the nearest police station and complain.
If our assistance is required, pls whatsapp me on 8380097564.
If we can help we will let you know on the spot , yes or no .
Some cases are beyond our capacity.
But we can try .
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