Following the rumble, a dazed Ponyboy is dragged to his feet by Dally and hustled off to the hospital to see Johnny one last time. Pony was "dizzy and only had a dim realization of where I was going and why." After Johnny died, Dally left Pony to find a way home by himself. After staggering around the streets, a stranger gave him a lift home. When he got there, Pony warned the others that Dally is "gonna blow up." Pony passed out shortly after Dally was shot, and when he awoke, he was worried that something had happened--that someone may be sick. When Soda told him that it was he who was sick, Pony asked if Darry was worried. Pony went back to sleep, and when he awoke again, Darry told him he was suffering from a concussion.
Pony was also worried about the school he had missed, the court appearance he had to make, and whether the family would be split up.
Ponyboy worried that he did not ask for Darry while he was delirious and was worried that Darry doesn't love him because of not asking for him as much soda.