Friday, September 11, 2009

Surprise Answer

Last night I was lying beside Kathryn praying. I asked God several times throughout the night for some sort of sign that would help us know what was going on with her. Paul Burton checked Kathryn in the middle of the night and suggested the swelling in her arm and face was her body's way of fighting an infection of some kind. He thought her doctor should start checking for a sinus infection or something along those lines. So that was what I had planned to do this morning. It is nice to have a nurse living close by!

By morning I had to help Kathryn brush her teeth and when she opened her mouth I saw the problem. It was thrush. It was there as plain as can be. I looked up the symptoms of thrush and they matched what I was seeing. After a trip to the hospital for labs and a couple of prescriptions later, she now has what she needs to address this problem. Thrush is a common side effect of methotrexate and a compromised immune system. Her labs today still showed elevated liver enzymes but the numbers were coming down from where they were two weeks ago. I think the Great Physician was smiling when I started brushing Kathryn's teeth this morning. I did ask Him for a sign. If she had been able to brush her own teeth, would I have seen it?

Call unto me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Jeremiah 33:3