Going against the Dr

“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
—Isaiah 41:13

Reagan was fever free until around 6 pm. But at dinner, she was shivering and yawning (it was a no nap day). After getting home from an inspection, Rob had Reagan in the bath trying to cool her down. Her temp was at 101.

During the bath, Reagan couldn’t stop coughing and threw up. After the bath she was still hot and shivering…she fell asleep in Rob’s arms and we gave her the usual night time meds and some ibuprofen. About 10 minutes later she threw up out of a hard sleep, while in Rob’s arms…her fever was 102.7…

She looked awful and was moaning and so exhausted. We took her temp after giving Tylenol and a cool compress and it was at 104.5. The genetics Dr. told us to go to the ER.

Rob had the composure to say no. He looked me dead in the eyes and said, “we’re giving her a bath and trying to bring it down here. It will be faster than the hour it will take to get to the ER and then be seen, and what will they do?”

So to the bath we went, and she hated every moment of that cold bath and the wash clothes on her back and forehead. After that,
we took her temp the old fashioned way (sorry to your little bum Reagan). And it was 102.7…our dr was on our heels texting and telling us to take her to the ER if her temp didn’t get below 101 and reminded us that Tylenol takes effect within 20 minutes.

For us to stay home, God needed to show up.

Next check was 101.8, and a few minutes later it was 100.3.

Rob told me he felt like God was clearly saying, “stay here, do not go, and ask for my help.”

And when Rob looked me in the face and said with authority, “we are staying, do not fear…Jesus didn’t have fear when he went to the cross, he trusted God. God has Reagan, nothing can happen to her unless he says, and staying here is better than going to the hospital. What can man do that God can’t?”

So we stayed, and we gave meds, did the bath and we prayed for healing to come fast. And God showed up.

Tonight we still have to feed her at least two more times to keep the calories in her. The last feeding she coughed a bunch, but I just prayed with each cough it was her last…and as I’m wrapping this up she’s stopped coughing (mostly) and is finally sleeping peacefully.

If you’re reading this, please pray for her tonight…

11 Replies to “Going against the Dr”

  1. Praying that Reagan continue to improve. May your family get some much needed rest. Sending a bunch of hugs.

  2. Praying for her. There’s by better place to be than in God’s care. Praying for strength for you and Rob.

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