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Update: As of Friday afternoon, I am about 30% improved. I am still off work until Monday, and I am still under orders to go directly to the ED if things get worse. But I think it has turned the corner. Thank you for your prayers. My dh and I are going to try to get to the Perpetual Adoration chapel later to pray for the Holy Father and all the other things demanding prayer.

I hope this isn't too self-centered, but would you all oferr a quick prayer for me? Around noon today I noticed that I was having trouble seeing out of my right eye and that the lid felt puffy. John came home from work early and took me to the urgent care, where I was diagnosed with peri-orbital cellulitis. That's an infection in the tissues around the eye - my eyelid is bright red and swollen like a birthday balloon. A CT scan was done to make sure that it wasn't actually in the bones around the eye, and that showed that I also have a slight inflammation in my ethmoid sinus. I was on an antibiotic for a UTI - that has been d/c ed and I am now on a different antibiotic that should cover infection at both ends. I am also taking benadryl and will shortly be collapsing into bed.
My instructions are to get some sleep - if it gets any worse overnight I am to go to the ED, if it doesn't improve I go back to the doc tomorrow, and only if it is basically gone will I be able to go to work tomorrow. I am also supposed to be on call Saturday amd I don't know if that will happen either.
Please pray that I be given the ability to cope with this and that God be glorified in it. I'm in some pain - not much, but the fear is worse. The problem with being in the medical field is that I know too much sometimes and so fret over the zebras, instead of taking the reassurance that the hoofbeats are really just horses.
Please pardon any typos or grammar errors in this. My depth perception is shot and the benadryl is starting to kick in - and it usually completely knocks me out.


Prayers uttered and added for later. Get well soon, Alicia.

Prayers ascending like inscence currently. Blessings.

God bless, alicia, and get better soon. You're in my prayers.

I had the same darn thing last year-- my eyelid was SO sore for about two days before the Bookman forced me to go to the doctor. Antibiotics cleared it up, but I had lingering nerve inflammation for weeks. CT scan showed clear sinuses, but the pain was incredible.

Of course, now I have a nifty set of head ct charts to show people at parties. Look, the inside of Lynn's skull! It looks . . . empty! Hah!

Take care of yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're in my prayers.

Not to worry, Alicia- you're on the list!

Oh course! We will keep you in our prayers. I know how scary things like that can be.

And it's not selfish to ask for prayers - it's humble and courageous. It honors the body of Christ! :)


Prayers for you! I pray for the treatment to work and for grace.

Most definitely. I hope that you're feeling much better soon.

**hugs** and prayers coming your way!

Alicia -

Prayers coming for your comfort and healing! Feel better soon!


Praying for a quick recovery!

Prayers from my end, too, Alicia. I guess you know enough to be dangerous (to your peace of mind).


Hoping this clears up soon, Alicia - it sounds awful. "Eye" stuff always makes me anxious -- but you have a heads up on the antibiotics - which is a good thing.

Prayers on the way, Alicia. Speedy recovery!

Done and will be doing.....

Bless you, dear.

Praying. Infections are no fun (I'm on my third antibiotic in three weeks, but improving)

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