Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I Need A Prayer Umbrella
Are you familiar with the old saying, "when it rains it pours"?
Well, it has definitely been pouring for me. Again
About a week ago this past Friday, I noticed a small bump on the inside of my upper right leg, when my pants rubbing against it brought it to my attention. It began growing larger by the hour (or so it seemed), and then the next day there was also one high on the back of my left leg.
I ran a fever on the Sunday night following, and had to call out of work the next day. I called my doctor, and had an appointment on Wednesday. It turned out that I had 2 boils.
The one on the right leg was about the size of a golf ball, and had started to drain. The other is still there, and has not changed yet.
The doctor did a swab of the drainage, and it turns out that I have a staph infection. Lovely.
And to make it even more lovely, this staph infection is what is known as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), which in layman's terms, means that it is resistant to certain antibiotics, which include the penicillins and the cephalosporins.
My doctor prescribed 2 antibiotics, one is Doxicycline Hyclate, and the other is Cephalexin.
So, after 2 doctor visits (with a third coming up Friday), missing 8 days of work, and several antibiotic doses later, I would once again appreciate your prayers.
I will tell you this. As much as these boils have hurt, if I had been the Pharaoh, and I had been afflicted with boils, that would have been enough for me to let Moses and the Hebrew people go.
I wouldn't wish these things on my worst enemy!
Thank you all for your prayers.
May God Bless you all!