Friday, January 18, 2008

doctor up-date



my heart was uplifted this week by hope to answered prayer ...

we have been in limbo regarding a family doctor for leo (the doctor he was seeing, left at the end of November) ... we had hoped that the physician who saw leo at emerge in august - and who diagnosed leo's pneumonia - would become leo's new doc ... since his practise was in our town (instead of 25 minutes away) that would have been GREAT! but he wasn't taking any new patients ...

well, wednesday as i was rummaging around in my purse, my hand came up with the item i wanted and something extra ... stuck inbetween my fingers was an appt. card from leo's last doctor's visit ... i thought maybe i should phone the clinic since it may have been God who put the phone number right in my hand!!! i pray for timing in everything and i pray for wisdom - was this coincidence? or God saying, it is time ...

so i called them to see if there had been a replacement yet for leo's family doctor ... the girl said they were indeed booking appts for patients to see doctors ... she named a few who leo could see - and would you believe one of them was that emergency room physician!!! he has office hours in the clinic on fridays (and in our town, mon-thurs!) ... i immediately asked to be booked in on a friday (in April) for leo's next regularly scheduled time! ... back in november & december, this doctor was only in our town and NOT in the neighbouring one, where leo's chart currently resides ...

what a blessing! a doctor who has already seen leo and who we thought was good ... :o) ... maybe, LORD WILLING, we may be able to move leo's chart back to the clinic in our town ... and save that 25 minutes (one way) of travel for leo ... wouldn't that be an even bigger blessing????

YAY ...

just sharing God's prompting and easing of a care ... it was just the encouragement that we both needed to carry us through to spring ... and thank you so much for your prayer on our behalf! hope is a wonderful thing to receive from the Lord ...

i'm going for lunch with my old work buds today, even tho' the windchill is MINUS42C!!!! they live 25 minutes from our town and are driving here, because they know i don't like to drive on days like this, aren't they good friends? ...

blessings on you!

20 comments:

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Never can you beat OLD FRIEND!! They are definitely THE BEST!! I hope that you have a great lunch. I am so happy for Leo and finding that same doctor. I believe that GOD does work like he did for you. He is great in the little things too!! Blessings for your day.
Sandy

Nellie said...

Praise the Lord! What an encouraging post. God surely answers prayer. I feel so happy that you have found a doctor for Leo that is willing to take him as a patient, and that you like and think is good. Along with you I echo loudly "YAY".
I was thinking this morning of how cold it probably was where you live.The very chilly Artic air is headed our way this weekend. You have good friends from your old job at the Park, that you can enjoy a nice lunch with. Perhaps you'll even indulge in some cheesecake for dessert.
Continued blessings to you and Leo both.

Mari said...

What a great answer to prayer. How many times does something that seems bad happen, only to have things work out better than they started? Our God is great!
It is really cold here with wind chills below 0, but I can't complain when I hear your temps!

Mimi said...

I am constantly amazed at the way God orchestrates our lives...
I have been praying for Leo that he would find A Doctor you liked..never dreaming that you would find THE Doctor you liked!! God is so wonderful...I don't know how non-Christians make it through lives problems Without The comfort of knowing that God will always provide for their needs when the time is right!!
enjoy your lunch but eat something hot to warm you up...
Blessings to you
Mimi

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
I know for sure that God is near by at all time. He just doesn't always let us see him.
Those can be dark days when we have to walk in blind trust.
Out of the tunnel where his sun is shining we see things more clearly.
Isn't that days to remember!
I praise the Lord for the help Leo's getting.
I also pray that things will work out for my Mom who is still in hospital because of a stroke.
She is getting better day by day, and after my brother had a blow-out, she's been really well taken care of.
Tomorrow we are setting out in winter weather as well, the 24 kilometers to fetch some stuff at my Mom's home in Sauda.
Hopefully the old Fiat will bring us safely to and fro.
Give my best to Leo from Felisol

Nancy said...

Oh that had to be a God thing as I say,,, Blessing to you both, have fun with your lunch buddies too. It's cold here to but not as cold as where you are.. :)

Pat said...

I love to hear stories like this about God's plans and timing in our lives...His time is always right. If only I could learn to walk in more faith instead of trying to run ahead of Him!
I know you will enjoy your lunch with your work buds = they sound like a very considerate group of people to pick you up in this freezing weather, that way the car will be all toasty warm!!

Saija said...

Sandy ... God blesses us with so many good things! a doctor! and old friends ... i had a really restful, wonderful lunch!

nellie ... no cheesecake at this restaurant ... :o( ... i got hungry for it, when you mentioned it! *smiling* ... and re the doctor - i just thank the Lord for giving a speedy answer ... thank you Lord!

mari ... over and over again i think about how God's working is not ours ... in both the big and little things in life ... and it IS chilly here ... brrrrrr

mimi ... i so thank you and other blog buds for praying ... and i still covet those prayers for the days ahead ... and i did eat something warm at the restaurant - even some homemade soup ... yum ...


felisol ... i am so glad to hear your mom is recovering ... and i hope that your trip went safely and you guys stayed warm and on the road in your little fiat!

nancy ... i love those God things! i hope we can all live and glory in them daily ... blessings on ya ...

Saija said...

pat ... we keep learning daily about that God walk, as i know you do too ... that way life is always interesting, isn't it? :o) ... and my work buds parked the car at the condo and we walked the 2 short blocks to the restuarant ... aren't we a hardy bunch! *smile*

Penless Thoughts said...

What wonderful news and blessing from God!!!
Susan

Jammie J. said...

sounds like you had a pretty good week. two big blessings, can you handle it? :)

Mrs. Mac said...

Good news! God's good timing! And way too good of friends ... you are blessed indeed!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that about Leo ! (hi Leo)

Burrrrrrrrrr I thought it was cold here! sorry ya got it up there!

huggs

jel

Catherine said...

That is wonderful news, Saija! I'm so happy for Leo and for you.

**happy dance**

Saija said...

Susan ... yes!

jj ... i don't know if i can???!!! but i'll try ... :o)

mrs.mac ... God's timing is BEST - and i always need reminders about it ... and yes, the gals are indeed great!

jel ... it is NIPPY again! brrrrr

catherine ... dancing along with ya!

Daughter of the King said...

Wonderful news...and the way the Lord showed you to call...WOW...
those are good friends that would do that for you...
Deby

Cathy said...

That is wonderful about the doctor, Saija. Isn't the Holy Spirit amazing.
I'm glad your friend could take you out. :o)

Amrita said...

Praise the Lord things worked out for Leo.

I 've got some new photos on my blog

Maggie Ann said...

Praise the Lord, from whom all blessings flow!!! I'm glad to hear the good news about the Dr. Hope everything continues to move along pleasantly in the right direction. When a need is met like this, it takes a load off the shoulders, doesn't it.

Saija said...

Deby ... yes, i am relieved and just glad that we still have docs close by our little town!

amrita ... i saw your pics, they were great!

maggie ... it does indeed take a load off ... blessings on you!