After a bag of I.V. fluids, morphine and antibiotics, I was feeling much better. I thought I would go home and take my ten little antibiotic pills (to the tune of $200!!!!!) and be feeling better in a couple of days. Ummmm...NO! I began spiking fevers up to and over 103. My highest spiked to 104.4. I know I sound like I am complaining, but folks I thought I was dying! Really...I did. Praise the Lord we have a nurse in our church family who Mike called and she came over right away. She and Mike got me iced down and in a cool shower and finally after about 2 hours got my fever down to 99.5.
I continued to spike fevers for a couple of days, but not as high as 104. They seemed to hover around 102 and 101 for some time. Linda, a.k.a. SuperNurse, took me to her house and took care of me for a couple of days so Mike could at least get some sleep. I was waking him up during the night in pain and with fever, so me being out of the house helped him get some rest. He needed it, because he was taking care of the three kids.
So, now I have a consult with a urologist for a possible Lithotripsy to break up the stone. Another doctor (my third so far) and I am sure more medicine. We've already spent $200 on the antibiotic and pain meds (that's with insurance coverage!) and I'm sure this doctor may prescribe more in addition to the $100 Uricit-K I have to get filled to help dissolve all the fragments of the stone after the Lithotripsy. NOT the way we wanted to spend the precious little bit of money we had saved up, but...
"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD'S purpose that prevails." Proverbs 19:21
"A man's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way?" Proverbs 20:24The Lord has for some time now had me in His classroom teaching me to trust completely in Him and in Him alone. And here we are again...the Teacher and His student...the Master and His follower...The Great Father and His daughter. He has been slowly helping me break the ties of this world that would keep me from trusting ONLY Him. I can't help but trust it is all for some purpose that I can't quite see or understand just yet.
In the meantime, He is taking such great care of our family through our church family. We had meals brought to us last week and all manner of folks to take care of the kiddos while Mike carts me from doctor's appointment to doctor's appointment. Thank You seems so little to say, but I'm really at a loss for words in the face of the way our church family loves on us! It is the next best thing to having my mama here and I mean that!
So, we will see where this road takes us! I have a feeling somewhere very, very good because He is good ALL THE TIME!
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and will bring you back from captivity." Jeremiah 29:11-14aAll for His glory and my good,