I’ve been struggling with asthma and allergy trouble since the end of August. I kept thinking, “This will get better…this is getting better…I just know it.” But, this week, I had to admit it isn’t. Even with insurance, medical costs add up quickly so money was a concern, too. This week we finally ha  d the funds available for me to see the doctor. I went this morning, first thing, and didn’t have to wait very long! That’s an extra blessing because on the way over there, I realized I’d forgotten to take a book to read!

The doctor didn’t have to spend much time with me to hear me wheeze and cough. He listened to me, asked me a few questions and then said, “You know that asthma can still kill people, right?”  He went on to share the signs that I should watch for that would mean I need to go to the hospital. He gave me a breathing treatment in the office. I felt immediate relief with that and I’m so grateful! Rather than give me a steroid shot, he gave me a prescription to start right away. He also gave me a new (and cheaper!) rescue inhaler, a preventative steroid inhaler and a Z-pack for infection. I also got a script for a cough syrup, but he said that Robitussin DM would also work fine.

I came home from the pharmacy and took more medication than I’d had in a loooong time! This medicine proceeded to upset my stomach, so I took a Pepcid on top of everything else! 🙂 (He warned me this could happen.) I’m feeling much better now and so very grateful for modern medicine, a husband to watch over the kids a while so I could rest, and the finances to take care of this need. God takes such good care of me! I am so blessed.

When I got home, the little girls had set this beautiful table for me! They put out the tablecloth, placemats, dishes and fruit! It is really beautiful. They did a very good job for only ages 4 and 6! 🙂

I would appreciate your prayers as I prepare to leave for the Chicago area on Thursday. I know it will be a busy two days, but I can’t wait! 🙂 I’m excited about what the Lord is going to do in my heart this week. I’m in desperate need of refreshment, of renewal. Please pray for my family as they manage a few days without me. I’ve stocked the freezer, so they should be okay until my return.

Thanks so much for reading and for caring about me, a person some of you don’t even know. It means so much to me!
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5 thoughts on “Under the Weather

  1. Laurie says:

    Glad your feeling better and I hope you continue to improve. I will help you pray that your trip to Chicago is a blessing to you and others. Blessings!

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  2. Valerie says:

    Thank you so much, Laurie! 🙂

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  3. Anonymous says:

    When I saw the pretty table, I was sure you would say that Lauren had set it. Leslie and Laci did a great job! That was a special blessing and show of love.
    Mother

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  4. Victoria says:

    Sorry to hear you've been feeling so ill, but glad you're getting better. How sweet of your little girls to set the table so nicely for you! What a great job they did.

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  5. Oh, I'm so sorry that you have been sick. Beautiful table setting by your littles! Praying you are feeling better while you are out of town.

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