Josephine Dayal Medical and Monthly Bills

Campaign Created by: Jon Watkins

The funds from this campaign will be received by Jon Watkins, Online Ministries.

Goal: USD $100,000
Raised: USD $ 3,390
Friends, family, and those who happen to stumble across this.

Right now we have the Red Sea in front of us, and the Egyptians are closing in!!

As you may or may not know Josephine suffered a major heart attack September 1, 2019. From that moment her health has been an ongoing battle for her.

Please take a moment to read our story. Please know that no donation is too small.

September 5, 2019 she went to the ER for what we thought was a case of the flu. In fact, it was far from the flu. After examination, the Cardiologist rushed her into surgery and determined she had 3 arteries that were 99% occluded. A heart pump had to be put in to keep her alive until a triple bypass could be performed on September 9th. The morning of surgery they found a lateral tear on the chamber wall. It was too risky to try and repair the tear so they proceeded with the bypass only.

September 13th, they attempted to repair the tear and failed and a need for an 2nd open heart surgery was performed. Things went from bad to worse for her. She was placed on life support for over a week and went into kidney failure. She was placed on 24/7 dialysis for 10 days.

After being in the hospital for 36 days and since coming home she has been battling with Congestive Heart Failure, kidney, liver problems and now has developed Gout in the knees and ankles. She has been diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy and is unable to walk due to the feeling of her feet feeling like they are on fire with thousands of needles poking her feet. Doctor has said that not even surgery can fix this.

I was a very prideful man in the sense I was taught to work for my money, and I hate to ask for help. I am the sole provider have worked sporadically since September 2019, and now since March 2020 I have not been able to work at all because she needs my care 24/7.

See updates in the Updates Section

If you can not give, and we understand that, would you please add Josie to your prayer list? Also, pass this on to as many people as you can. There just may be someone out there that the Lord would speak to who can give!

BTW, if you don't trust this, I do have a Ministry Website that accepts donations . Contact me at if you want a snail mail address.


Josie had another Heart Attack
May 12, 2023
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Well folks, this makes attempt number 5 that the enemy of humanity has tried, and failed, to Kill Josie!!

She was having another what they call a silent heart attack. Just like the first one in 2019..., NO SYMPTOMS!!!

As some may know and some not, Josie had developed a UTI infection. I had been asking the nurses to check her and it fell on deaf ears. They just passed it off as a concentration due to the kidney failure, and she had no symptoms of a UTI! Well..., it was ongoing for at least 4 months!

They finally gave her an antibiotic for infection, NOT because of the UTI, but for her PD Cath exit site being infected!! (She is on peritoneal dialysis here at home since November 2022 for those who do not know.) That antibiotic caused her to be light headed and made her vomit a lot!!

So on Monday evening 5/8 she was getting worse so I checked her blood pressure prior to hooking up to the dialysis machine. It was 74/54 with a pulse of 103. I loaded her in the car and took to the hospital!!!

In the emergency room they drew blood and pee for cultures. Came back a bit later and said she was having a heart attack!! One test (forgot what they call it) showed the Heart enzyme numbers elevated... 800. The did not know if it was high because of the infection and high heart rate, and continued testing. They put an IV antibiotic in her.

Just so happens a Cardiologist familiar with Josie's case was at the hospital and the ER Dr asked him to help. Now mind you this was 9pm and just shows The Lord had everything under control!!

The next test showed her enzymes had jumped from 800 to 28,000! They did not know why but scheduled a heart cath for the next morning.

Came back an hour so so later and said the enzymes were up to 38,000, So the cardiologist decided to do the heart cath to see what the problem was. Good thing he did!!

Took her in at 10pm on 5/8 and it took about an hour and a half. He had told me just prior to her going in that he suspected the one or more of the triple bypass graphs she had in September 2019 had collapsed!

Well when he came out, after the procedure, indeed that was the case. One was completely gone, which he could do nothing with, and the two others were about to collapse. He opened up both and put a Stent in the other. He also found another major artery was 90% blocked and unplugged it!

They kept her an extra day as the urine and blood cultures had not returned. Blood culture is negative and urine showed a bit of lingering bacteria. The IV tap stopped working so they could not give her another dose of antibiotics. It is very very hard to get blood out of Josie or get an IV in due to such small veins! So she is on a 3 day oral one here at the house.

Also, because of all the IV drip she is now fluid overloaded! I have had to back off of the strength of her Dialysis solution because of her blood pressure!!

At the last lab results her enzyme levels were coming down fast. Praise the Lord!!

Keep us in your prayers if you would please.

Update March 3rd 2023
March 3, 2023
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Well folks God is good! The fractures are healed up and no more pain from that!!  She is now getting physical therapy twice a week here at home. She is slowly gaining strength back and is actually is gaining a little weight!

The foot burning and pain is still there, so we decided to give Acupuncture a try. We first went to a Chinese lady who I had bad vibes from after the treatment. She charged us $150 for a 45 min session..., out of pocket mind you as no one around here takes insurance for acupuncture.

I was taking to her primary care Dr and she said that the insurance will pay, but only for chronic back pain and NOT for Peripheral neuropathy. Well I got to calling around and talked to Chiropractor who also does acupuncture. They did not take the insurance but were shocked at the price the other one was charging!!

They charge $75 for the initial visit and then $50 after that. Well I jumped on that!!

The first session went well with her. Placed more needles in other places that the first one did not. She even did some Chiropractic work on Josie's feet. Bones and joints all messed up she said. It IS helping because you can now touch and even massage her feet after treatment. Before even putting socks and shoes on her was a chore!

So, starting Monday March the 3rd 2023 we will go twice a week to see her for treatments. I has helped relieve so of the pain and burning in her legs and feet.

So that is going to be an added expense of $400 per month for awhile so your donation is greatly needed and appreciated!

Update 12/20/22
December 20, 2022
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Well Folks, when it rains it pours!!

Josie was doing good until December 2nd. I got her up out of her recliner and on her walker as usual. I gathered her lunch plate headed to the kitchen as she headed to the bathroom on her walker. Don't know why but her knees buckled and down she went landing one her right arm and hip!

Got her up from the floor after a minute or so and put her back in the chair. In a few minutes I helped her to the bathroom.

It was not till Sunday the 4th that she started hurting real bad in her hip and shoulder. Called the Dr on Monday and they sent out a Mobil X-ray unit. The X-rayed her hip and shoulder.

Came back that she had fractured her arm just below her shoulder ball and the tip of her leg where the hip ball is. She had a total hip replacement many years ago and that piece of bone was thinner there.

Well we go to the bone Dr and he said there was no need for surgeries and that the bones were in place and would heal fine in a couple months.

She is on pain meds and I now have to do pretty much every thing for her. Can't turn in the bed, wipe her butt, etc.

Please pray for a speedy recovery of the fractures!!


Update 11/19/22
November 19, 2022
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Well folks, we finally got into the dialysis unit to start my training. We finished up 2 weeks of Manual and Machine training to give her dialysis here at home. It is quite involved and the main thing is sanitation. The worry is, if contamination occurs, she could develop peritonitis which would not be good. So I must be vigilant and make sure contamination dose not occur!!

This is every day for the rest of her life, or until the day the Lord sees fit to heal her completely!

Your prayers are appreciated.

Update 10/10/22
October 10, 2022
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Well, Josie is now a Borg. That is the humanoids in Star Trek if you do not know, who were assimilated and have tubes sticking out or their bodies!

On 10/6/22 she had the Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter put in to start the Dialysis. The actual dialysis will start in 2 weeks after the surgery heals. We had already met with the Dialysis Nurse who will be training me s couple days before the surgery. We have a scheduled flush at the facility on 10/13/22 to make sure it is working OK. Then another the following week.

The pre-op was a terrible ordeal. Took them over an hour to get an IV in her. Four different tried! She is so skinny and veins are so small. She was even worse when she came out of the OR. They had to put in a second one and they had bandages all over her arm where they tried and failed!

Josie has been through the ringer folks, so your prayers are appreciated!

Update Setember 2nd 2022
September 2, 2022
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Well folks, what we feared is now here. Josie is going on Dialysis!! Her kidneys just can’t filter the toxins. Maybe once she is adjusted to the dialysis her kidneys can take a much needed rest. We go at the end of October to the Heart Dr and see if he is going to attempt to close off the leak in her heart. If he is able to, then perhaps the blood will be flowing properly and with the kidneys resting, her body can heal and get back to semi-normal. We are expecting the Lord to heal her, be it by using the Doctors, or by a Miracle healing!

Update 7/12/22
July 12, 2022
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Well, Her Kidneys are starting to fail! Down to 13%!!  We have had several blood tests and they don't look good. Did have one on the 11th and it was up 13% from 12%. 

She has been short of breath again so we had to go to the hospital to get fluid drawn off of her lungs. The ultra sound showed very little around her lungs but did show massive amounts in her abdomen. She has looked like she was 7 months pregnant for over 2 years. I have brought it to the attention of every one of her doctors, and they did not do anything. Kept trying to get it off with meds.

Well the fluid people, don't know what they call them, said it needed to come off.  Well 30 minutes and 4.7 LITERS later, she now looks like she just gave birth!!!  That was right at 10LBS of fluid and she now weighs 71.8 lbs!!! Josie is only 5' tall!

She is literally skin and bones due to not being able to eat much as she got full easy. Yea..., with all the fluid her stomach could not expand and she felt full all the time. I made her look at herself in the mirror so it will shock her into reality so she will eat. Maybe now she can eat more and start putting on some muscle.

Had an appointment with her Kidney Dr. this morning but they called and had to reschedule because she has Covid symptoms!!

The Devil is working overtime on us folks and we need your Prayers!

Oh and a big thanks to Ann who is part of Give Send Go. She called us 7/9/22 and prayed for Josie and our situation.

Update June 14th 2022
June 15, 2022
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Well, we just got back home from a 9 day stay in the hospital. Josie had a procedure to try and close the 2 leaks around the device in her heart which is causing all of the other problems. 

It was semi-successful. He was able to patch one leak and that may allow the other to heal. If not he will attempt to patch the other in 3 months or so. Good to be back home!!!! 

Thanks to all who were praying. The DR. said he could feel it and he assured me it was the Lord who guiding him and made an almost impossible procedure a success! We ask you continue to ask the Lord to heal her completely! 

Oh and pray for me too! 9 nights and days sitting and sleeping in a hospital chair is no fun. Now I have back problems once again LOL

Update 8/30/2021
August 30, 2021
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Well our friends and Landlords are working with us. We have a roof over our heads for now. I finally had to beg for money on my websites, which I said I would not do. Have been online for 20 years and have never had to ask for money to keep the server paid. Well times change! 

Josie has her good days and bad days. The foot pain is almost unbearable at times. If the hole in her heart would heal, then her circulation would improve. Kidneys would start working better too.

Right now they are at 20%. Her kidney Dr says she is stage 4 kidney failure. She has been on strong fluid meds to keep the fluid off. If the kidneys shut down, then no choice but dialysis 2-3 times a week!!

Please pray for her.

Update 5/10/2021 Soon to be Homeless!
August 30, 2021
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Well Folks we just keep getting hammered by the enemy. I knew this was coming, and it finally has. As you will read below in our story, I have not worked since September 2019. Due to that, what little money comes in, some by ministry donations which is very little, and pretty much begging, all goes to keep the basic bills paid.

I have NOT paid any rent to the friends who own the house we are in. Well on Monday 5/3 I get a call that we need to sit down and talk about what we are going to do. I will do that later this week when I know what I can do, which is still nothing right now.

I will update when I know!!!

Update 12/28/2020
August 30, 2021
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Well, tomorrow is Josie's 68th birthday. The Lord has seen to it that she is having another one.

We had a scare back on Dec. 1. She was putting on a lot of fluid and her primary care said we needed to put her in the hospital, or get hospice! 

Hospital is out of the question right now, due to this covid crap, unless she can't breath. That and I know they won't let me stay to care for her and I refuse to leave her in the hands of incompentant nurses..., long story.

Her kidneys are failing so they had to give her a stronger medicine to get the fluid off of her. It is a balancing act. She has stabalized a bit and the fluid is coming off slowly.

We had a Holy Ghost prayer meeting here at the house the evening we got that bad news. Prayer is what is keeping her alive and the death angel at bay!!!

Update 10/24/20
August 30, 2021
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Josephine was admitted back in the hospital on 8/13. The tear in her heart has NOT healed. The Heart Surgeons and Cardiologists at Clear Lake can not fix it. She can NOT withstand another open heart surgery. We came back home on the 14th.

So, on September 2nd, I took her to HCA in Houston so the Heart Specialist can see if he could fix her. He is the same one who was called to Clear Lake in Sept. 2019 to try but that failed, so they opened her up again.

He could not determine with a standard ECG so they scheduled her for a TEE, transesophageal echocardiography.  That revealed it was the device itself that was leaking and he could not do anything. He referred her back to the Heart Surgeon.

We met with the Heart Surgeon on October 7th and the Cardiologist on October 23rd. Both agreed that she can't withstand a Heart Surgery, the only gave a 20-30% chance of survival, and if she made it through, they doubt she would recover. They said it's a miracle that she is still alive right now due to her condition!  It IS the LORD who is sustaining her, and we are believing for her total and complete HEALING!

I hate being helpless and need to ask others for donations, but I have NO CHOICE. We are FLAT BROKE!

I can't work due to need to stay close to her 24/7 watching her like a Hawk!!
Thank God she got her disability reinstated back in March so current Dr and meds are covered. However, we owe $75,000 in un-covered Dr's bills that we are being hounded for.

Also since the heart attack I have NOT been paying any rent. Our landlords are friends, who I actually have done work for over the last 21 years. We now owe them 12 months rent, plus money I had to borrow early on to stay afloat paying bills. As of November 1, I owe them $18,000!


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