Our 5-Ring Circus

Our 5-Ring Circus

Scooter, Quab and Bugs

Scooter, Quab and Bugs
Serving the Princesses since 2004

Tiana and Goose

Tiana and Goose
They really need all of those big brothers...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A new lesson for the Primary manual

I remember teaching a Primary (children's Sunday School) lesson called "We are Thankful for Fish" back in my Nursery days. Well, this week's lesson is going to be "We Are Thankful For Antibiotics." We're enjoying our very own Strep Throat Epidemic here at Green Enough HQ. Bugs and I are the only ones still standing, and I don't have time to get sick. He is already on antibiotics to avoid infection in his newly repaired Bionic Finger, so he's safe. All I'm saying is, it is NOT a good thing when the triage nurse in the ER knows your name, and it is no better when the ladies at the InstaCare can identify you on sight. And we had never been to either side of this hospital before Monday! As much as we are blessed to have this lovely new medical facility within 5 minutes of home, I was perfectly happy to admire it from afar. And we have at least one more trip next week for the Bionic Finger. Sheesh!

Yesterday as I made my fourth trip to the pharmacy in three days, I told the kids how lucky they are to live in a place where we can get specialized medical care and then drive 2 or 3 miles to purchase whatever medication we need.  I learned tonight that Tiana has never seen a pulse oximeter and that she is highly amused by it. Much less amused by the NASTY medicine she now has to drink to get better. But it's such a simple and inexpensive cure. People in other places (like Ghana) die from things like infections that could have been cured by $14 of antibiotics. God Bless America! Seriously.

1 comment:

Shannon Watson said...

I could not agree more!