Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Feeling bad

Since Monday a week ago, my son has been feeling tired and spent most of the time in bed. On that same Monday he complained of stomach pain and a headache, but little else. Well this Monday at 1215 in the morning he came into the room complaining of severe stomach pain and we took him to Roxborough Memorial Hospital's emergency room. He spent the night there and in the morning was transferred to Children's Hospital where he underwent a two hour surgery to remove his ruptured appendix.
Apparently the pain he felt last week was his appendix rupturing and all week it was leaking into his stomach cavity. I can't imagine how was getting by, but just said he was tired.
The surgery went extremely well and he is resting comfortably. He will be in the hospital for at least a week, maybe more, but the good news is that he will recover fully.
For a kid who had never missed a day of school and rarely ever felt bad, this was quite a shook.
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