Well, he said more than that of course! He said Kevin definitely has an allergy induced rash from Bactrim. He is not convinced it is the Stevens Johnson Syndrome, because Kevin's rash doesn't have the signature signs of that: blisters, circles with white centers, ulcers in mouth, etc. Thank you Jesus!
Dr. Harmon was very hesitant about his diagnosis because Kevin's rash is "impressive". It's shocking, really. When you look at him, it takes your breath away. Regardless, he told us signs to watch that he is worsening--high fevers, ulcers in his mouth (indicating the rash is moving internally), Kevin acting sick (presently he is very happily watching Thomas and eating noodles).
The most important thing Dr. Harmon said? "You and I both know that the most important thing to do right now is PRAY. And I will pray his rash goes away!"
I am so thankful for a Christian doctor! I told Dr. Harmon that there were lots of people praying for him at that moment....
So with a spring in our step, we jaunted to the exit door! And what awaited us?
A HUMONGOUS rainstorm! I mean a gully washer! I expected Noah's ark to come floating by!
But it didn't. Something BETTER did!
When my best friend Shalita knew we were at the doctor, she and her 2 yr. old Ella Kate drove up to the parking lot (in their jammies!) and waited on us to finish. She said she just wanted to be there when we were through! What a GREAT best friend! So she pulled up to the curb and we hopped right in her van, safe and dry! We sat in the parking lot for an hour waiting on the storm to pass, and we were able to chat away, eat m & m's, and "catch up" on life while Ella Kate and Quan watched Elmo, and Kevin sat in my lap looking at the rain.
It was such a sweet blessing! And a sweet reminder from God, BECAUSE...
Right before we walked in the doctor office, it looked stormy. I prayed "God PLEASE don't let it be raining when we leave."
Of course you know it was pouring, but look at that life lesson God taught me!
Sometimes we pray for it not to rain. And God doesn't allow the rain to fall.
But sometimes we pray for it not to rain. And God allows the rain, to bless us EVEN BIGGER. To show us how He provides for us. To show us that HE is our shelter in the storm. To show us how much He loves us!
He is AMAZING!
Now, back to normal stuff for this momma....take Carlie to a birthday party, drop boys off at soccer try-outs...
And you can bet that I will be doing all these things with a GRATEFUL HEART, because those everyday things are NOT taken for granted!
I will also persevere in prayer....praying THROUGH every moment!
And sisters....yall are CRACKING me up about the Diet Coke! I did take it with me, I did NOT open it .... but that's not to say I won't. And soon! ;)