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A Finger Report

Well............believe it or not, my mother in law got the terrible stomach virus Tuesday night. I lost my wonderful help! She is better this morning. Emily has a pretty painful ear infection and SK came down with something yesterday. She has runny nose, congestion and the runs. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am VERY encouraged that I don't have too much fever in my finger. It seemed to have gotten better around 8:00 last night. It is still purple. Hummm??? I didn't have fever either when I woke up this morning. I slept great, thanks to prayers and Tylenol P.M.
I am so overwhelmed with all the encouragement you all have given me this week. I read all the comments last night and I felt so much better about everything. What a blessing you have been to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was also a blessing to me that two of my favorite church members came to visit me, Kelly and Susan!!!!!!!! Made my day!
I will be looking into to those vitamin C and D pills and Bactroban and some of the others you told me about. It is good to know I am not alone in this.

I have thought so much this week about those people who live daily with cancer and disease and pain. Nothing is normal to them anymore. Their routines are gone and all that. This is just a little storm we are going through right now. I know that we will all get better soon and there are those people who can't say that.

I see the hand surgeon after lunch today. Pray for his wisdom in what to do for me and pray that I will not be nervous.


You are in my prayers today.
I am so happy to hear that everything is OK!!! Your BFF Kelly is so sweet to let us know how everything was going. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers and hopefully everyone will be on the mend soon!

Sara Campbell said…
My whole Bible study is praying for you.
Tara G. said…
Continued prayers for you! Everything seems worse when you're run down and weary from other things, too! I hope you get some rest.
Lauren said…
Of course you know I'm praying!!!!!!!! :) Love ya!!
Katie said…
I am praying for you, Laurie, and your finger! And your babies, too!
Lynn said…
Oh goodness, so sorry your mother-in-law is ill. Poor thing. You continue to be in my prayers and also praying for wisdom for your surgeon and hoping surgery isn't necessary. He's with you through it all, though!

You have definitely had your share of "things" to deal with lately. Praying for a healthy household!!
CathyBB said…
Hi, Laurie. I'm delurking =) to let you know of more prayers coming your way - for your finger, your mother-in-law, your girls and all your poor worried family and friends! What a lot for one family to take!

I'm a reader of Kelly's blog, and I always thought that YOU must be very, very special to rate the status of "Kelly's best friend." =) You are both so sweet, and positive, and faithful. Thanks for sharing yourselves with everyone!
The Garners said…
Praying your appointment goes well! Goodness y'all have a lot going on...I wish I could help!!!!!
Praying for a great report!
Alaska Girl said…
Just checking in to see how your finger is ~ I've been praying for you! Was this something caused by the root canal, or did you cut your finger? I'm hoping everyone is on the mend in your household ~ special prayers for your appointment today! =] L.
His Doorkeeper said…
Laurie, I am praying for your visit to the doctor this morning! I hope all goes well. I have called Kelly everyday for an update. Hope the girls and ALL of you get better SOON! Love you all!
Kathy said…
Hi Laurie,
I'm not one to comment much--but just think you and Kelly have the sweetest blogs.

I'm so glad you updated because even though I don't know you in real life, I've been thinking of you and praying for you!! I got a MRSA abscess in my spine from my epidural with my last baby (EXTREMELY rare) and had emergency surgery when she was 2 days old to drain it, then 3 weeks of IV antibiotics. It was so scary but it all worked out. I know how really scary it is to have these things come up right out of the blue (especially with little ones that need us!) and I'm so sorry this has happened. I'll continue to pray for your healing and I'm relieved it sounds that things are moving in the right direction.

Take care,
Hope all goes well with your appt today. Get well soon!
Emily V. said…
Thinking of you! Hope things go well with the surgeon today. Remember to just lean on the Lord, he knows your every need before you even ask.

A reader of Kelly's Korner and fellow blogger.

Bear Girl said…
I have been praying all morning. Be strong honey.
Lord I pray for Your healing power to be released to Laurie so she can feel good again.
pinkmommy said…
Erin said…
I've recently done a lot of personal research on vitamin D, so I wanted to share what I've learned in order to save you some trouble (I'm also a medical professional).

You can get a blood test done to check your vit. D levels--just ask your doc. It's called "25(OH)D", also called 25-hydroxyvitamin D,and is available through LabCorp. It is the most accurate test. Based on this test your vitamin D level should never be below 32 ng/ml, and any levels below 20 ng/ml are considered serious deficiency states, increasing your risk of as many as 16 different cancers and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, just to name a few.

The OPTIMAL value that you’re looking for is 50-65 ng/ml.

Based on the most recent research, the current recommendation is 35 IU’s of vitamin D per pound of body weight (much higher than 1,000IUs per day!)

The best source of Vitamin D is cod liver oil. Sounds nasty, but even my kids take it without complaint. If you don't want to do that, then be sure to get vitamin D3 (natural) and NOT vitamin D2 (synthetic). Let me know if you have any questions!
Everday Edwards said…
I love that you are so positive in your situation. Also, thanks for the updates. I'm sure it isn't easy to type with your finger.. We will continue to pray for you all!!


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