Okay, so we are having a slight repeat of last week, though it's Scott who is so sick this time around.
He has had Ada's stomach virus since Thursday, and he woke up this morning with chills and a fever above 100. He went to urgent care where they said his oxygen levels were low and that he is on his way to being dehydrated. They prescribed an antibiotic, which mom and I (she always walks me through situations like this) both agreed that an antibiotic would only hurt his stomach more!! They told him if he wasn't better by tomorrow morning, he needed to go to the ER for an IV.
Last Monday, I left the pediatrician where they told me that if Ada got worse I needed to take her to the ER at Children's. It's all too familiar.
So...Scott is on his way to a primary care physician in hopes that we can get this thing taken care of.
In the mean time, Scott is missing his 5th day of work, and I am a week's behind in tutoring. I have been on the phone with tutoring "clients" all morning trying to straighten all of that out and say, "I still can't go back to tutoring." Plus I have been e-mailing back and forth with my "boss" trying to get him not to bill the clients for the missed sessions and even supply them with a "fill-in" until I know what is going to happen this week. My little guy who is behind in reading can't get two weeks behind in tutoring.
So, needless to say, things are a bit crazy. And I feel my old familiar worry habit quickly rising to the surface. However, God has been faithful in the big things. I know, that I know, that I know, he can work out all of these nitty gritty details--missed work and tutoring and hospital and doctor bills and just a general messed up schedule. It sends my mind into a "tizzy."
And so I repeat to myself,
"Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:4-7
I am praying (maybe I should say begging) that John and I stay well despite this virus's determination to take out the whole family. And I am praying that I don't worry about little details that just don't matter in the grand scheme of things. My daughter is well. Scott will get well. This is what is important.
And ultimately, Christ has conquered death, and that is the real reason I never have to worry.