“On Tuesday at 11:58 I received a telephone call from the Dr. saying that Mortimo Planno had stopped breathing, they had been working on him since 9:00am and that he was dying. I immediately broke down while rushing to his bedside where he lay seemingly lifeless with tubes leading into his lungs to bring the exchange of gases which he had ceased to do for himself. Except for the twitching of his eyes from time to time for the next few hours we were being advised to make arrangements for there was nothing else that could be done and that his heart would stop beating at some point in time (soon was the suggestion).
The brethren and sistren started to gather and the Kez from the EOChurch came and prayed by his bedside. All seemed lost and many had thought it a final view of this great Rasta man’s journey. It had even been rumoured that he had been pronounced dead and taken off the breathing machine and heart monitor. I left his side at 5:00pm expecting that we would hear news of his final beats at any time. When I returned to his quarters at West Rd. at 9:00pm the news was that he started to breathe again, had open his eyes and had began an uphill journey from that resting place that he had gone to. When I made my way to his bedside moments later he was shifting in his bed in response to voices but no sound came from him. The next morning, Wednesday, the said doctor called to tell me to come and look at my patient. When I visited he was talking and breathing without need for the machine.
Indeed his situation is critical but The Lion continues to fight for our survival.
One Perfect Rastafari Love”