|Tuesday morning - Poor girl|
Something happened overnight, though. When she woke up, her right eye was swollen completely shut. I gave her a cool compress to put on her eye. I was so thankful that my parents are nearby. Mom took care of her while I went to work, and took her to the doctor. Benadryl and ice was the prescription.
|Wednesday night - looking better.|
- Her eye became so swollen because in that location, there is not much flesh to absorb the venom. A sting on the leg would not swell nearly as much.
- It is important to remove the stinger as quickly as possible, The longer the stinger remains in the victim's body, the more venom is released.
- Early treatment with antihistamines and ice can help prevent some of the swelling.
This photo, although taken some time ago,
is more what her eye looks like now.
I forgot to get a photo tonight.
- When we are "stung" by Satan and give in to temptation, it is important to quickly remove the "stinger". This is confession. When we quickly confess our wrong, the "stinger" of sin is removed. If we refuse to confess the wrong, the "stinger" remains, allowing the poison to spread and cause greater damage.
- Once the "stinger" is removed, we need to take active steps to right the wrong that was done. Restoration, restitution, refocusing. All these things and more act as spiritual "antihistamines". They may come into play to reduce the damage and return us to health.