Update on how I am feeling…

I have been ill since Sunday.  My fever would not go down and I developed vomiting along the way.  I could not drink or eat and even the thought of food made me ill!

We could not figure why I was not getting better.  After two days of antibiotics, they should have be working and my fever going away.  But it was not going away and it would go high at times.

Today, I could not take it anymore.  My fever was ranging from 100 F to 101 F and I was sick all of the time.  It was not 104F anymore, but I still felt awful!

I talked to one of our board members who knew some doctors and he went to work trying to find help for me.  one of the doctors called me and agreed that I probably needed some fluids and worked to find me some that I could take here at home.  Of course, I had to plea with him to allow me to take IV fluids at home.  Everyone wanted me in the hospital but I knew we could do this much easier if I stayed home and it is a lot less costly!

The doctor also persuaded me to call the hospital and check my lab work to be sure that the antibiotic that they gave me worked against the microorganism that I had.  Well, the microorganism was resistant to the antibiotic and that is why I was not getting better!  They switched my antibiotic and I am sitting here with a needle in my arm and fluid going into my vein as I write this update!

Just getting some fluids in has helped and I feel better tonight.  I actually ate an Arby’s Roast Beef sandwich tonight for supper.  It was the only thing that sounded good to me. 

I am very thankful that John and my mother and sister were here when I got so sick.  I do not know if I could have called for help when I needed it because I was  totally out of my head on Sunday night.  I am very thankful to God for watching over me and putting people there when I needed them!

So, I think I am getting better although it is going to take a couple of days before I am up on my feet again.  Thank you all who have been praying for me.l

10 comments (Add your own)

1. Sharon Wilkens wrote:
Oh boy, we will be praying some more. SC became a US citizen today! Jill and Joe had such a happy day, and they are due here on Friday so we can welcome the new little citizen. Take care of yourself and do what they tell you! There will be much prayer going up from a lot of people for you I know. I am sure you scared John to death and he will need prayer too!

Thu, September 23, 2010 @ 1:41 AM

2. Dolfie Jacoby-Fischbach wrote:
Have a good recovery !!! Praying for you !

Thu, September 23, 2010 @ 3:49 AM

3. cathleen wrote:
so glad you have some of this figured out and things are looking up.

Thu, September 23, 2010 @ 7:35 AM

4. geuze family wrote:
Hope you feel soon better!

Thu, September 23, 2010 @ 8:33 AM

5. JLB wrote:
Hope you feel better! But remember your health is more important than money, so you need to get the proper care. I live on an island in the Caribbean and I know how expensive paying for healthcare can be on and off island. Take care of yourself!

Thu, September 23, 2010 @ 10:53 AM

6. Pattie Golden wrote:
I will continue to pray that with each hour and day you begin to feel like you before getting sick.

Thu, September 23, 2010 @ 8:08 PM

7. jean B wrote:
Glad to hear that things are looking Better! That Arby sandwich ought to be a great pick-me-up!!! We like Arby's! May God continue to Bless and keep you and yours! love from the Burkholder's

Thu, September 23, 2010 @ 11:11 PM

8. Judy wrote:
Praying that you're on the road to recovery. Don't overdo!

Thu, September 23, 2010 @ 11:33 PM

9. Bonnie K wrote:
Wow Dixie! Glad everyone was there to help you. I'm thinking most people fear going to Haiti and getting sick-- and.... Glad you are on the upswing!! Love, Bon

Thu, September 23, 2010 @ 11:58 PM

10. Janis wrote:
Praying that the your road to recovery will be a short uneventful one. Bob and I are still praying for your health, the up comeing fundraisers and GLA. Take care, listen to your body and don't take on more that you can handle. Remember that you are LOVED, not only by God but many people around the world.

Fri, September 24, 2010 @ 2:18 PM

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