Last night around 2AM, three young individuals broke into a house of a close friend of mine in Potrerillos Arriba. The individual was stabbed and shot twice. I have been to the Hospital and spoken to the hospital staff and the doctor following surgery.
The patient is stable, but in serious condition. The stomach wound caused multiple internal complications and the surgery was described as serious in nature.
Family is in route to Panama. I know friends and neighbors are eager to help and concerned. Blood was donated this morning following surgery.
The doctor said that the patient needs a calm environment and rest for the next 24 hours. I plan on returning later this afternoon and will be in constant contact with the hospital.
This is not the first break-in in this area. All living in that area should be on the alert.
The three young individuals entered early in the morning, when they assumed the home owner would be asleep. They obviously don’t care about human life and may be young enough they are not worried about prosecution.
In your spare time today, please say a prayer that recovery is complete and rapid.
lUPDATE: 3:00PM – I just returned from the hospital. I visited about 15 seconds, just long enough to say that everything was being taken care of and to rest and not worry. I will be at the airport when the family member arrives.
The patient’s blood type is A+. There is a good chance that more blood may be needed in the next few days. If you are A+ and willing to donate blood, place yourself on the Boquete Blood Donors list. Click HERE for more information.
UPDATE 9:00PM – I picked the family member up at the airport. We went directly to the hospital. She was able to spend time with her mother before we returned to my house. She will be staying with me while this situation is in process.
Thanks to all who have offered and have provided help. The robbery victim is a strong person and with God’s help will make it through this.