Please say a little prayer for me…

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.

14 comments (Add your own)

1. Robert Adams. wrote:
Rest Dixie. The rigorous traveling took a lot out of you. God bless.

Tue, June 22, 2010 @ 8:38 PM

2. Nikki Nieboer wrote:
Praying for you.

Tue, June 22, 2010 @ 9:08 PM

3. Laurie-Lynn Macdonald wrote:
You are always in my prayers Dixie. Hope you feel better soon :-)

Tue, June 22, 2010 @ 10:01 PM

4. Sharon Wilkens wrote:
I think the past months must be catching up with you. I am praying for you, and am hoping others will help carry your load right now.

Tue, June 22, 2010 @ 11:32 PM

5. Kelly D :) wrote:
(((((((DIXIE))))))))) love ya and am praying for your healing and for the little one dealing with the asthma. XO Kelly D < :)

Wed, June 23, 2010 @ 12:12 AM

6. Rori Hartzell wrote:
Prayers for rest, peace, speedy healing, and a return to health. Our minds and bodies can only take so much stress and fatigue before it screams back at us......I pray specifically for some restful and restorative time for you to recover. Thinking of you Dixie ! Blessings to you and all the rest at GLA !!!

Wed, June 23, 2010 @ 1:09 AM

7. Georges Gauvreau wrote:
Dear Dixie, Take good care of you and may God put His healing hands around you. We pray for your recovery. Georges and Jocelyne

Wed, June 23, 2010 @ 10:04 AM

8. Colleen and Jussi wrote:
Daily you are all in our prayers! We will pray especially for this to be gone in Jesus name and also for the lil pouch with asthma. Let us know if we can do anything from this end, C

Wed, June 23, 2010 @ 10:47 AM

9. Jennifer Harris wrote:
Hoping you get better soon! I hope you can rest while still trying to take care of everyone. I know its easier said than done!

Wed, June 23, 2010 @ 11:13 AM

10. Bonnie Kelley wrote:
Reading through all the comments and prayers lifted and saying AMEN too! Have been 'chillin' with low fever myself here in the states...will have no trouble remembering you while I lay and pray. TAKE CARE of YOURSELF so you will be able to take care of others! I agree...the trip probably took more out of you than you realized. Love, Bon

Wed, June 23, 2010 @ 11:39 AM

11. Kathleen Wielkopolska wrote:
You've had a heavy load travelling for a month or so. Pray you willl see & experience God's provision at this time for your physical needs & to fill the gaps of those who are away. God is good! Jehova Jireh - my provider! Kathleen

Wed, June 23, 2010 @ 1:57 PM

12. Geuze family wrote:
Hoping and praying you get better soon!!

Wed, June 23, 2010 @ 2:22 PM

13. Jane Tuls wrote:
We are praying for you, Dixie! We hope you are feeling better soon!! Our 20 year old daughter, Tina, is excited about her trip to GLA on July 2. I think it will be a life changing experience for her.

Wed, June 23, 2010 @ 2:41 PM

14. fam. van Zomeren wrote:
Dear Dixie, we are praying for you and the little girl. We hoping you will get better tomorow. blessing, Lisette mother of Claude and Claudel

Wed, June 23, 2010 @ 5:22 PM

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