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.