15 August 2008

My day off...



I had vacation days to use before the end of September, so I took off yesterday and today. Weee...four day weekend :-) Except...

Chris woke me up this morning at 10 till 6...yes AM on my day off...writhing and crying in pain. And for a tough-guy 15 year old, crying is a BIG deal! Severe pain in his ...wait for it...right side! Yep...his appendix! Off to the ER we went at 6:30 this morning...
ER doc took two looks at him, admitted him to the hospital and scheduled surgery.
He went into surgery at 1pm and was back to his room by 3:30pm. Everything went perfect...Doc did the surgery laproscopically (I know thats spelled wrong and I am too freakin tired to look it up...). He said the nothing had ruptured and he should go home tomorrow (Saturday) and he will probably only miss a day or two of school...yes, the FIRST day or two. Poor kid!
He was zonked when I left the hospital and the nurse said he would probably sleep all night, so I came home with Nick. Headed back in the morning to bring the poor guy home for some serious couch time :-)
He will probably be pissed when he sees the lovely pic I posted of him - it's from my cell phone (I didn't think he would appreciate me dragging the big ol' Nikon in with me :-)
anyway...off to bed for me know...I will post an update tomorrow when we get home from the hospital...
more later...

2 comments:

Rona said...

Wow poor Chris!!! Does he have a scar? He'll be a celebrity at school when he gets to go!!! Is he at the Junior High or High School this year? I'll be praying for you all!!

Clubbs said...

Oh, man, I am just now checking your blog (since I am your friend on facebook!) and sorry to hear this. Appendicitis is a special kind of pain, I can testify, since I went through it last October. Sorry he had to go through that but they really can fix you up quick with the little "3 hole" surgery. Hope he is feeling back to his old self by now.
Brooke