There is a certain hesitation that I have to even start this post off with the word Coronavirus, but unfortunately it must be done. We don’t have it. But, it’s been a word that has been in our lives for months starting in South Korea where my dearest had been serving.
Now this virus is here in the US and everything is shutting down because of the threat. This inconveniences those of us who still need routine and acute care. Nicolette has asthma, and when that and her seasonal allergies kick in, she also gets ear infections. This brings us to today. She currently has a draining, goopy infected ear. I called the clinic to make an appointment. No answer—all day. This afternoon while running to Walmart to grab milk, I called the appointment line instead. They got us right in with an appointment in 45 minutes.
We finished at the store, grabbed wipes and a few other necessities at home and raced off to the hospital. It was closed up like Fort Knox. Barriers were guarding the walkway around the door. People in masks and paper scrubs asked us the routine questions. We answered and they let us pass. Once into the clinic, we checked in. They’ve seen Nicolette since she was a baby so everyone knows her and loves her. They explained that they have no idea how I managed that appointment because they can’t seen her there right now. They asked the clinic across the way if they could. Sure enough, there was a pediatrician working and was happy to see her. They rushed us over, checked us in, called us back, and the doctor saw her in record time. She was given the prescriptions needed and stocked us back up on her pulmacort asthma meds.
This was nothing short of a miracle. God created a way for us to be seen and everyone came through with kindness and helpfulness. No matter what things seem impossible, never give up. God is mightier than us all and can pave the way through seemingly impossible paths. My heart is full.