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Mary Kay Bonfante
Location: Jackson Heights NY
Gender: Female
Born: USA
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Joined: December 2019
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Mary Kay Bonfante : Again, I am here, asking prayers from my friends (and anyone else who wants to be a friend).

Yesterday my mother, Kay, called Life Alert and the paramedics took her to the hospital for a personal issue requiring attention. While she was there, they tested her for Covid-19, and to her shock and dismay (and mine), the result was positive.

Just over a week ago, she received a negative test result from the Covid-19 community testing they ran in her building. She has no clear Coronavirus symptoms, with the exception of very mild pneumonia that just showed up on a CT scan (which was revealed accidentally, as the CT scan was abdominal) and this was all completely unexpected.

My Mom is 83 and mostly confined to her bed, with severe pain and immobility brought on by age-related spinal deformities.

I am praying that this virus will not take hold of her, because she is at great risk. The doctors prescribed some medications, but she will have to check with her personal physician to find out which ones she can tolerate.

Kindly remember her in your prayers! I thank you, with all my heart.
June 10, 2020 at 5:05AM
    AJ McCall: We're praying for you!
    June 10, 2020 at 11:32AM
    Drew Delaney: Will be praying for her and you!
    June 10, 2020 at 2:38PM
    juliaSjames: Prayers ascending. Sending positive thoughts and much love. Thank God she was tested in hospital. I believe all will be well. New treatments are emerging as understanding of this virus grows.

    June 12, 2020 at 3:20PM
    Mary Kay Bonfante : Thank you so much, juliaSjames, for your prayers and encouragement. Mom had a close call this week with atrial fibrillation, but I don't think it had anything to do with Coronavirus. So far, she hasn't developed major symptoms of the disease, for which I am truly grateful! - Mary Kay xoxo
    June 18, 2020 at 2:36PM

Mary Kay Bonfante : Hi, my friends. I would like to request prayer for my husband Jorge. He went to the hospital on Thursday after having some strange symptoms -- chills, hypothermia, vomiting and weakness. He has stomach ulcers and we think he was throwing up some blood, but the blood tests didn't show anemia, which the doctors said is very unusual. He did have a high white blood cell count, and the slight appearance of pneumonia on his CT scan. They're giving him antibiotics. They tested him for Covid-19, which came back negative -- it didn't surprise me, because both of us had it in March and are long past the recovery and quarantine phase (even though we still observe the same social distancing as others).
He has had strange episodes before, where extreme body temperature changes and chills precede the vomiting or regurgitation, but usually it's fever, not hypothermia. He was extremely weak this time, also.
Sorry to be so graphic. He's doing much better, but it's hard to be home without him. I hope the doctors can figure out why these episodes keep happening. It's the 4th time he's gone to the hospital for such problems, in the past 9 years, but he hasn't gone every time (it's not always severe).
I would appreciate your prayers for us very much!
May 16, 2020 at 5:50PM
    Irish Rain: I hope he is well and back home with you soon. God bless you both.
    May 16, 2020 at 8:42PM
    lyenochka: Am praying for Jorge and you, Mary Kay!
    May 16, 2020 at 11:29PM
    LisaMay: My prayers and best wishes are with you and Jorge.
    May 17, 2020 at 1:22AM
    Tootie: My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jorge.
    May 17, 2020 at 12:28PM
    Joan E.: Lyenochka alerted me to your trials and tribulations in her current, prayerful poem. I will certainly keep you and your husband in my thoughts. I hope the doctors can figure out what has been causing these recurring episodes. Warm regards- Joan
    May 17, 2020 at 5:50PM
    Mary Kay Bonfante : Thank you to all who have prayed and cared. This forum doesn't have a space for individual replies, but I appreciate all of your kind comments, and especially Iyenochka's prayer poem, recently posted. May God bless you all. - Mary Kay xoxoxoxo
    May 18, 2020 at 4:37AM
    Mary Kay Bonfante : I accidentally Liked my own comment twice -- first, thinking I was saving it, and then hoping to unlike it. As Homer Simpson would say, "D'OH!"
    May 18, 2020 at 4:44AM
    Mary Kay Bonfante : I'm very joyful to report that Jorge came home today and is busting my chops with his crazy jokes, as much as ever ;-)
    But that's how we like it! I give the glory to God for His answers to our prayers, and for all His goodness! Amen.
    May 18, 2020 at 7:50PM
    pharp: You and Jorge continue to be in my prayers. Remain strong my friend.
    Lovingly...Portia
    May 19, 2020 at 1:36PM
    Minglement: Again so sorry, Mary Kay, but I just read he came home today, Praise the Lord! Still keeping you both in my prayers and praying for answers. God bless you both! Love ya'.
    May 20, 2020 at 5:20AM
    Mary Kay Bonfante : Thank you so much for your prayers and kind comments, Portia and Marcia, and anyone else who has stopped by. May God bless you, dear friends.
    May 24, 2020 at 12:05AM

FanStory wrote to Mary Kay Bonfante : Congratulations! Third place finish in the Reviewing Contest!
May 1, 2020 at 10:35AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Mary Kay!!!
    May 2, 2020 at 3:48PM

FanStory wrote to Mary Kay Bonfante : Congratulations! Third Place Finish in the Reviewing Contest!
April 1, 2020 at 8:46PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Mary Kay!
    April 2, 2020 at 1:25AM
    Adelphos Vasa: Congratulations, you deserve it, I was fortunate enough to get one of your reviews for my prose and it was fabulous. Eve.
    April 2, 2020 at 9:29PM
    Adelphos Vasa: Congratulations, you deserve it, I was fortunate enough to get one of your reviews for my prose and it was fabulous. Eve.
    April 2, 2020 at 9:29PM
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    April 12, 2020 at 10:17AM
    Alchera: Congratulations, Mary Kay!
    April 14, 2020 at 2:41PM

 
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Out of the Fire
The forest always persists and returns.

Tethered
I reach out for Christ, my Redeemer.

Day Four: Hope from Ashes Part 4
I penned this epic poem on the fourth day of our grieving.

Tick-Tock
Sometimes you're in a time-sensitive situation.

Still World
We struggle to cope with a changed world; many turn to God.

A Prayer for Us All
A prayer about many aspects of what we are suffering through

Day Four: Hope from Ashes Part 3
I penned this epic poem on the fourth day of our grieving.

Novel Coronavirus-19
Be careful and try not to get sick.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Out of the Fire reached "Recognized" status.
July 2 at 2:08AM
Tethered reached "All Time Best" status.
June 26 at 5:25AM
Tethered reached "Recognized" status.
June 25 at 2:08AM
Day Four: Hope from Ashes Part 4 reached "All Time Best" status.
May 26 at 5:25AM
Day Four: Hope from Ashes Part 4 reached "Recognized" status.
May 25 at 2:08AM
Tick-Tock reached "Recognized" status.
April 20 at 2:08AM
A Prayer for Us All reached "All Time Best" status.
April 19 at 5:25AM
Still World reached "All Time Best" status.
April 12 at 5:25AM



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