Tuesday, October 10, 2006

After Claire's Birthday

What a great time we had celebrating our Claire! She had a wonderful birthday celebration right through the week-end. That's the way to celebrate a birthday...several days in a row!

But this morning when I went in to wake her for school I found her burning up with fever...103.5. Dave and I took her into the doctor and found out that she has strep again. She only finished the antibiotic for the last round of it 10 days ago so this is not good news.

Thankfully our doctor took blood and did a throat culture (that's not as common as you would expect it to be here), and of course put her on a new round of antibiotic. We'll have the results by the end of this week to know how bad the infection is.

She feels miserable today - I won't go into the details but it's not a pretty sight around here (though I do want to say that Claire herself is always a pretty sight!). Please pray for her - for strength to endure this. Please pray for us that we would have wisdom to know what to do next for her in hopes of stopping this cycle. We have been down this road before and really wish we didn't have to go down it again.

But as I've said before...I trust the Lord. There is no other option but to continue placing her in His caring hands. He knows what He's doing, even if we don't understand.

By the way...I also was diagnosed with strep yesterday so am fighting the same infection. Kind of crazy timing, but we'll trust the Lord with that too.

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