This 2015 has not been the best of starts for us ...
January 2, we cleaned bathrooms here at the Coffee Creek RV park - and when we finished, Rick was cold and tired. So, he decided to take a nap. When he got up - he asked me to take a look at his penis. Said it was burning and itching. I got him under a bright light and - it was swollen some, but red. I told him that it looked like a yeast infection.
I grabbed the Monistat and we began a treatment.
I also called his nurse and his doctor. With a dialysis patient who is also a diabetic - this is not something to be taken lightly. Both of them agreed that it sounded like a yeast infection, and that washing and applying the Monistat would be the best thing.
So, 3 or 4 times a day ... for 10 days ... we saw some improvement, but not enough to give him actual relief.
This last Monday, I called the head nurse at the dialysis clinic and explained everything to her - how he was feeling, what it looked like, what we had done. She said that it sounded like the more common fungal infection that uncircumcised dialysis patients get. She assured me that she would talk to the doctor about this.
I got a call back from Misty. She said that Dr. Greenwell had called in an antibiotic, and a bacterial cream.
We got both from Walmart that day. Began using both. By Wednesday morning, he was feeling a lot more relief than he had had in 10 days previous.
His appointment was changed to this past Wednesday. Dr. Greenwell took a look - and said that yes it looked like an infection to him - but that it looked like it was healing.
Dr. Greenwell called in another medication - an antifungal pill, for Rick to take once a day for 7 days ... and an antifungal cream - to put on at times in between the other cream.
Dr. said that we would treat this from both directions - like a bacterial fungal infection, and as a yeast infection. But said that if it is not completely cleared up - Rick will need to see a urologist.
Therefore, God is good - all the time ... and all the time - God is good!!!
Rick has been talking more the last couple of days about the depression. Which is good. And yesterday, he got up, took his meds (including his insulin shot) with no bad attitude, or grumpiness. He ate breakfast, got dressed, and went out with me to clean bathrooms here in the park. He was tired afterwards when we got back home - so he took a nap. And when he got up, he decided to take a shower - talked about how much better it made him feel.
He ate a good supper last night, too.
I know that for some this is like - so? But for us? This is a good day!
We are praying and talking about what to do. Which means trying to be still and listen as well. God has promised that He knows the plans He has made for us - plans to give us a hope and a future.
God is good ... and God is faithful to His Word.
Sometimes it just means that we breathe in and we breathe out ... being still - not to lag behind, but not to jump out in front of Him either. We are to walk with Him and talk with Him - one step at a time, one day at a time. He will lead us in paths of righteousness, directing those paths and making them straight -- but we have to be willing to be still, to wait, and then to see HIS way. Willing to walk in HIS way - not insisting on our own ways.
--Lord help us please.