Friday, November 16, 2007


11/15/07 – This morning I called Lynne and told her that Dametra and I would be coming tomorrow. I also gave her the following dates: 11/18 – I would be coming; 11/20 and 11/22 Leon (were not sure which date he would be here but he told me to put him down for both dates) and I would be coming.
11/16/07 – Today I arrived at the main gate and signed in at 1:05 p.m. along with Dametra. Officer Spong escorted us to the infirmary. When we arrived there at 1:30 p.m. Montell was lying on his left side with a small pillow under his head that had no pillowcase or any other covering over it. I also noticed that the “call button” was dangling from the right side of the bed and there was no way he could reach it if he needed help. As I walked around the left side of the bed to kiss him I noticed that there was a strange odor on that side of the bed. The Wound Vacuum machine was running and Dametra observed that nothing was coming out of it into the plastic tubing however, there was some blood about three feet from Montell in the tubing that was almost dried up as well. I also observed that the blood that was in the cylinder was dry up and exactly like it looked on Tuesday when I visited him. Dametra told me that the odor I smelled was coming from the wounds (bedsores) on Montell’s body. She said that there nothing that could be done about that. She stated that since the plastic tubing didn’t have much in it that that was a good sign. I asked Montell if he had eaten today by mouth and he nodded ‘yes”. I felt his hands and forehead and he felt warm which isn’t normal because his body is usually cold. After a little while Montell let me know that he wanted to move to his right side. I walked over to the right side of the bed and lifted the call button up and pushed it. When the nurse (blue pants and top with brown hair and no name tag on) came she informed me that they had just moved him a little while ago. Dametra and I stepped out the room however, she informed Officer Spong that we had to go down the hall and through the double doors again we did. When we returned to the room I still observed that the call button was still dangling and that there was no way Montell could reach it. Also Dametra noticed that Montell didn’t have the Texas Catheter on. Montell drifted off to sleep for about 35 minutes. When he woke up he let me know through the ABCs that he wanted some food. He also let me know that he wanted to be pulled up in the bed so I rang the “call button” again we had to go down hall and through the double doors. The “call button” was still dangling where he couldn’t reach it if he needed too. Officer Spong asked the male guard in the nurses’ office to be relieved at 3:00 p.m. since Dametra and I were supposed to have a two-hour visit. At 2:20 p.m. the guard (short, stocky, with brown hair and no name tag on) came into the room and stated that he had spoken with Assistant Warden Transoco and he had been told that we had to leave at 3 p.m. since visiting hours are over at that time. At 2:40 p.m. Montell wanted to be moved to his left side so we stepped out the room and down the hall and through the double doors for the third time during our visit. When we back to his room I noticed that this time he had his “call button” where he could reach it. At 2:50 p.m. we had to leave Montell so we both kissed him and I told him that I would see him on Sunday. As we were walking back to the main gate Dametra told me that she noticed that Montell face was smaller now then when she saw him on Wednesday, November 7th at the University of Illinois Medical Center.


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