Sir James Mitchell, former St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, remains in the ICU unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados.
The latest reports indicate that Mitchell continues to receive excellent care and attention from the doctors and nurses, particularly from Dr Fakoory (head of ICU) and Dr Emtage and Vincentian Dr Wilson (related to Andrew Wilson of National Parks). The latter is also on the ICU team.
The former PM’s daughters Louise and Sabrina have been with their father over the past few days.
Sir James would be joined today by Gretel and Gabija, his other two daughters and other family members.
Sir James was warded at the Port Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday 31st October before being rushed via Coast Guard to the mainland. He was flown to Barbados on Wednesday 3rd November for advanced medical care.
Mitchell continues to enjoy having his favourite song ‘Don’t Cry for me Argentina, played for him daily as well as having hymns and other favourite songs sung to him and prayers read, as well as poems including a new favourite “, Chant for the Bequia Easter Regatta,” by Richard Dey.
He has been reciting with his daughters the following evening prayer:
O Lord, Support us All the day long until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then in thy mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at last. After each reading, he says, “amen!”
There has been an overwhelming outpouring of love and support from people at home and all over the world, and for this, the family is very grateful and humbled.
The family is asking Vincentians to continue to lift up Sir James thoughts and prayers.