Hi - my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a litigation
attorney. Thanks for your question, but I'm sorry you're dealing with such confusion on this issue. I'll be glad to try and help.
If the order didn't have a specific date for the deadline to respond, it may say something like "5 days from the date of this order" or "5 days from the entry of this order". If there is language to that affect, you can calculate it based on that.
However, if the order simply says that there are 5 days to respond, then the 5 days would run from the date the order was filed with the court. For instance, if the order was filed on the 15th, you would have until the 20th to file your response.
If, after looking at the order, you are not clear on when the time runs, you can always call the judge's court administrator and ask him/her to provide you with a clarification.
I hope this answers your question, but if you need something further, pleas don't hesitate to ask. Thanks!