I cannot seem to get well. I can talk today a little better than yesterday, but I had a really rough night last night. I had a high fever with severe chills. I was shaking so badly that it hurt! I went to bed at 7:30 PM, but by 9 PM I was shivering and so cold that I could not stand it! I very seldom have a fever and NEVER have chills but I have them now!
John came to bed about 11 PM and he gave me some medicine because I could not get up and get it myself. I moaned and shivered all night! I do not think John got much sleep. I could not help myself. Finally during the night, I woke up in a pool of sweat! My hair was soaking wet and the sheets were wet.
This morning, I woke up feeling a little better but weak. I went downstairs and stayed about 1 hour and then came back upstairs. By 10:30 AM, I was sick again and my fever started to rise. Right now, it is 100.7 F or 38.1 C. I am starting to shiver again and my stomach hurts and my head! I cannot eat, so maybe I will lose a few pounds this week! I believe in looking on the bright side of things!
I started taking an antibiotic today. Hopefully, it will stop whatever this is and let me feel well again! I have had visitors all week and I go downstairs long enough to play hostess and then come back upstairs.
Susan left for Scotland on Monday and will be gone for 2 weeks. Amanda left for Colorado and will be there until school starts again in September. Jean Bell left to return to the office in Colorado. Our team of 10 from my hometown also left on Monday. We have had some new volunteers arrive but we have less volunteers right now and I think that is a good thing until I start feeling better.
Do you remember the two year old with severe asthma that came to the orphanage back in February? She has returned with a severe asthma attack. She in getting treatments every 2 hours, medication, and is on oxygen because her oxygen saturation is falling very low (60%)! Just putting her on a little oxygen is helping her a lot. Please pray for her too.
I hopefully, will be able to write more tomorrow.
Posted on Tue, June 22, 2010
by Dixie Bickel