In Exodus I’ve read many times about the plague of boils and in Deuteronomy about painful boils that can’t be cured that spread over the whole body. I never thought to long about these, just the passing thought of yuck or that’s not good.
Last week David came home from work with a big red bump on the front of his neck. It was too big and swollen to be acne and after looking in the health manual and the book “Where there are no doctors” I came to the conclusion he had a boil. Boils to some degree are common place here, many people have them and get them, but this was our first experience with them. David complained of the pain with the boil and it seemed to grow larger every day. He started treating it like we are supposed to with a warm/hot compress and pull the skin back from the boil to try and drain the infection out. He only could get a little out when he continued this process, but 7 days after it appeared he pulled back and yuckola the pus came out and kept coming, which is great for his healing process – as pictured.
We didn’t take any pictures of Joshua’s nasal impetigo blisters, but they are healed now thanks to answered prayers.