Something that I had feared going into this trip was, what would happen if I got an ear infection.
To some, this might seem like an oddly specific thought, but if you know me well, it’s likely you know I have a bad history with ear infections dating back further than I can remember. It’s through these that I’ve had to wear hearing aids for the last 7 years, have had three surgeries on one ear (consecutive Summers: 2007, 2008, and 2009), and now have to be incredibly careful not to get water in my left ear…which leads me to not swim very often…which was something I used to love to do but now get too concerned about what could happen.
The reason your prayers are welcome, is this fear has been actualized.
When I first arrived, I would every once in a while feel a bit of moisture in my ear as if a drop of water had just fell in…but things got better after a day or so. However, yesterday the same sensation occurred…and then started to hurt a bit and wouldn’t go away.
I went to visit one of the AIM team members who is a doctor, Derek, and he let me know that it looked red/irritated behind my eardrum and in my throat a bit, so he suggested I go get some Amoxicillin.
I am now taking the medicine and with a mixture of factors (including travel and not sleeping enough) I’m feeling fairly out of it.
We have a mission this weekend to a student’s home, so I would love prayers that the Spirit would strengthen me and I would be well soon.
Thank you for the prayers and support.