Saturday, June 07, 2008


The mystery is solved! Dillon has pneumonia - just as we thought. Josiah rode with him in the ambulance about 1:30am this morning from Pottstown to CHOP and then was awake with him in the CHOP ER until he was given a room around 6am and has been awake ever since. It is now about 3:30pm and he is finally gone to the Ronald McDonald House to sleep.

Dillon is on an antibiotic called Unasyn and was given steroids in the ER here. He is doing better. He is at 90-97% on 1/4 liter of oxygen. His heart rate is 130-150.

The doctors say he will be here at least until Sunday. They want him to be off oxygen during the day and only needing a little at night. In other words, they want him back to his baseline before they will let him go home.

Jay is having a great time playing in the room and investigating everything. The only problem is that as I type this I am trying to get him to go to sleep, which is a very hard task! I forgot to get the pack-n-play from the car before Josiah left so I have barricaded him in between the wall, a chair, a sofa and the sofa cushion, but it isn't working too well.

Dad, Mom and Hannah are in town for a graduation we were supposed to be at today, so we will have some help from them! What a blessing!

I think Dillon being here is my fault...let me explain. Wednesday night Bro Ronnie preached the message at church. His message was on Nehemiah. An ordianry man, a servant in fact, that God used to do mighty things. He wasn't anyone special, but because he was willing to be used, willing to stand up and do what was right God used him. I was sitting there thinking, God I am not anyone special but you have choosen us to be used of You through Dillon's life. I actually said to myself that I almost wish I could have another opportunity to be at the hosptial again. I am able to hand out so many of Dillon's stories when I am here. I know people are being given a little bit of what God has to say in the Bible from reading Dilllon's story. I know people will be given scripture verses that shows them what sin is and why it is so important to repent of it and turn to God for salvation. I want to be able to hand out Dillon's stories to as many people as I can so his life will make a difference in eternity. Pastor Hammett's message on Sunday night was about 3 strikes and you win. He said no matter what people decide to do with the scripture they are given, if you do your job and tell them you are pleasing God. I cannot make people repent of their sins and turn to God for forgiveness, it is their choice. Just as only I could make the decision for my life, they must choose to accept or reject Christ. I am doing what God has called me to do when I give his story out! So, you see? It's my fault we are here, I told God I wanted another opportunity to hand out a ton of tracts and He gave it to me!! Pray I would be faithful and follow through!
We have given out about 5 so far. Dillon's nurse, Heather, read the whole thing right here in the room with me. Would you pray a promise God gave us, that His word will not return void?

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.


Wendy in OK said...

Praying here in OK!!

Katina said...

Praying for you all. :)

Alesha said...

ahhhh...that's what I thought, too. But I didn't want to scare you when I'm no expert! LOL!

By the way, is your pastor Bro. Ronnie Hammett? My hubby and I went to college with him in Florida - Landmark Baptist College.

Tell him that Doug and Alesha say "Hi!".

We'll be praying for Dillon.