An Exciting night in the Emergency Room!

I came home from the fundraiser on Saturday night and had a huge headache.  It just kept getting worse and by midnight I was chilling and had a high fever.  My fever would go up and down.  But Sunday night about 10 PM, my fever was 103.5 F and I was unaware of what was going on around me.  I was in a lot of pain from chilling as my fever continued to rise.  John was at our daughter, Kate’s house, and I told my sister Carol to call him and tell him to come home.  That is the last thing I remember until the ambulance showed up to take me to the hospital!

John said that when he arrived home I was totally out of my head.  I was begging him for a drink of water but couldn’t sit up to drink it.  I started to become aware of what was going on in the ambulance on the way to the hospital even though I was not clear in my mind what was going on.  They would ask me questions and I did not know the answers!

So I spent the night in the Emergency Room and I look like a pin cushion from all of the needle marks.  At first, the doctor thought it might be Dengue Fever and so everyone had to wear masks when in the room with me.  But the only thing that showed up in the blood work with a kidney infection which I was on antibiotics for but the antibiotic was not working.

The ER doctor wanted to keep me in the hospital a day or two because me fever had been so high, but we do not have medical insurance and since I was feeling better, I just wanted to come home.

Please say a little prayer for me that I will get well soon and no more high fever!

19 comments (Add your own)

1. Carla Vasilakes wrote:
Ok, Dixie, When I was at GLA last Nov, you were in the States doing a fundraiser and you were very sick - we were all praying for you. Now, you come back from the states once again and are sick again! Maybe you need to stay in Haiti!!! :) I will be praying for a speedy recovery! In Christ's Love, Carla

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 8:45 AM

2. Cindy Lippincott wrote:
Praying for you Dixie. Trusting you feel better soon. Thanks for all you do.

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 8:56 AM

3. Kelly D < :) wrote:
(((((((((((DIXIE))))))))))) I love you and am praying that not only will you feel better quickly but that the doctors will be able to give you answers as to what is going on with your body! XO Kelly D < :)

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 9:26 AM

4. Darren Bodine wrote:
Dixie, hope you are feeling better. We will be praying for you.

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 9:45 AM

5. fam. van Zomeren wrote:
Dear Dixie, we hope that you will feel get well soon and have no high fever anymore. We pray for you and thinking of you. greatings, Kees, Lisette, Claude and Claudel

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 10:06 AM

6. Kim Crickmay wrote:
Praying for you, Dixie. Get better soon, so you can enjoy life again and do the wonderful work that you do.

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 10:16 AM

7. Yvonne Trimble wrote:
Wow, what misery and scary too! So sorry you are going through all this physical attack. I have been praying for you but will turn up the volume now. I hate being sick and I know you do too. Take this time to lean on Jesus like young John the apostle did and listen to His heartbeat. He loves you and loves to feel you close to Him. I am on the road ministering in US. Sunday went great I preached on Job and why the rightous suffer. They loved it and no one fell asleep. That is always a good gauge of how I am doing! Take care see you in November. Y

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 10:45 AM

8. Melissa Hirsch wrote:
All I can say, is thank God you were in the USA! Pray for you and Laurie all the time.

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 11:49 AM

9. terry robinson wrote:
Hi Dixie. It was great meeting you and John at the fundraiser Saturday night. I am so sorry to hear of your not feeling well. There has to be better and healthy days ahead for you.

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 12:58 PM

10. cathleen wrote:
yikes! glad you are feeling better. you have to go back if you feel bad again and we'll all find a way to pay for it.

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 2:36 PM

11. Judy wrote:
Praying for your complete healing in the mighty Name of Jesus!!! Don't overdo!

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 5:04 PM

12. Cara Jakab wrote:
I am so sorry to hear about your crazy night! George and I so loved seeing you and John on Sat. at the fundraiser! You all did amazing!! It was a wonderful night - I am just so sorry that it ended so badly for you!! Praying for you and loving you! Love, Cara

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 5:56 PM

13. Cara Jakab wrote:
So sorry to hear about your crazy night! We loved seeing you at the fundraiser! It was amazing! Just so sorry that the night ended so harsh for you! Praying for and loving you!

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 5:58 PM

14. Allison Hamm wrote:
Dixie, so sorry to hear that you were in the hospital, and will be praying for a speedy and complete recovery.

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 6:41 PM

15. jean B wrote:
Please get well soon! -jean and family

Mon, September 20, 2010 @ 9:37 PM

16. Janice Christian wrote:
I hope you feel better really soon!

Tue, September 21, 2010 @ 8:50 AM

17. geuze family wrote:
praying for you,hope you feel soon better!! rinus and anita geuze,parents from Peterson(lydie)

Tue, September 21, 2010 @ 3:04 PM

18. Janis wrote:
Sorry to hear that you have been feeling so poorly. I pray that the you will be Healed in the Name of our Lord Jesus. I will put you our the pray list at church so even more prayers wll be headed to the Throne of God.

Tue, September 21, 2010 @ 7:41 PM

19. Ben Escobar wrote:
Dixie, sending positive thoughts, prayers and best wishes for your continued health recovery. All the best and God Bless...

Thu, September 23, 2010 @ 8:49 AM

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