Zoie is finally starting to get better!
We went to see a dermatologist in Charlotte, NC yesterday.
He put her on a different antihistamine for the hives and a different steroid.
God even showed up! Here's how!
These hives come and go. When I picked her up from school she was not itching and did not have any breakouts. She had two spells earlier in the day, but not one spot as we get in the car.
I knew that the Dr. would need to see them and it would be a wasted visit if they was nothing there.
So...I told Zoie that I was going to pray what might seem like a mean prayer.
I prayed that God would allow her to break out bad, right before we got there! I asked God to let the doctor see these hives at it's worse form, so that he would know without any doubt, just what we had been dealing with for over 10 straight days.
Zoie echoed the prayer, because she too wanted the Dr. to see it.
All the way there I would ask, "Are you itching yet?" "No, Mommoum."
Again, I silently asked God to allow her to itch so the DR. could see.
2 blocks before the Dr.'s office she started itching. By the time the Dr. saw her her whole torso was covered in these big angry hives.
When we lifted her shirt for him to look at her back, (which was itching the most) he knew exactly what type of hives they were and what to do to fix them.
Before he examined her, Zoie was wiggling and scratching and trying anything to relieve the itch. I finally suggested she sit on her hands to keep from clawing herself. After he looked at her and began telling us what we needed to do, she suddenly looked at me and grinned really big...like she had a secret.
As soon as we got into the elevator to go back to the car, she busted out, "Mom! God unanswered your prayer as soon as he (The Dr.) looked at them! Wasn't that cool mom? God answered...then unanswered your prayer! I'm not itching!"
We do serve a way cool God that allows the DR. to see what needs to be done then removes the problem for relief.
This has lifted her spirits so much!
She still has pleurisy and her pain scale is high at night and if she over-does it during the day. She will just lay on you and cry because each breath is painful. This will just take time to heal. We can deal with it better now that we are getting the hives under control.
So keep praying for her and us.
There is more with my back I will share tomorrow or sometime this weekend. I am hoping that by Monday I can be back to blogging and visiting you all again.
Thank You Thank you Thank you! For all your prayers and encouragement.
God has taught me a lot about caring for a sick child when the illness is not terminal, but long. I will share some of this with you next week.
We serve a great God! I love Him so!!!!!
Love you too!