Just sharing a bit of what is on my heart today. I will try to be brief! =)
My son, Cade, is 11 years old and recently had a LARGE knot appear on his neck. (See Photo Below) The Doctors told me this was no big deal unless it changed in size or became tender/sore to Cade. (Diagnosis was an infected lymph node.) Antibiotics were prescribed and we went about our 10 days of watching/waiting for the antibiotic to knock this out. Yesterday, Cade woke up complaining of his neck being really sore (this is day 12 post diagnosis). It drove him to tears which of course, tore my heart to pieces. In my opinion, the node had become larger and as expected, I became nervous. Immediately ‘mom brain’ starts going over all scenarios…..Why isn’t the infection going away; Why is it now sore when before it wasn’t; Is it really an infected lymph node or something worse?
Due to scheduling conflicts, we were not able to see our Family Doctor. So, off to Greenville Children’s Hospital Emergency Room. They were so very gracious and concerned with our well being as much as they were as to helping us locate the reason why the infection had not subsided. After 6 hours in the ER, we were assured it was still an infection in his lymph node. A simple infection and not anything worse! Praise God! A different and more targeted antibiotic was prescribed and we went about what was left of our day.
I write all of this to say, God is good! Times are tough but GOD IS GOOD! This ‘scare’ with Cade has given me a brighter perspective on things that might normally have dragged me down. I know many would agree with me when I say, if you have your HEALTH, you have SO VERY MUCH! PLEASE be thankful for your health! If you are not in the best of health, do what it takes to get there! Life is good and full of opportunities to serve God and serve others! Being sick, and enjoying being sick for attention sake (which happens more often than you would think), is simply stupid!