Sunday, December 7, 2008

Emergency Surgery

On Wednesday, we took our oldest son to the Emergency Room. He had been throwing up and now had a horrible pain on his side. At least he finally had the classic symptoms of appendicitis. The poor guy had been getting horribly sick every couple of months for the last year. Of course, his doctor had no idea why (we are switching doctors for more reasons that just this one).

Unfortunately for our wallet, the ER we took him to did not have a surgical unit so they had to transport him by ambulance to another hospital. Fortunately for us, it was a wonderful hospital. He received excellent care there. We were a little taken aback, however, when they told us that his surgeon was Dr. Dye. We didn't know at the time how it was spelled. We just knew how it sounded. He proved to be excellent.

Stephen is quite sore, but feeling much better. His surgery was done laproscopically which will leave him with hardly any scarring and he will never have appenicitis ever again.

Stephen was in the hospital from Wednesday to Saturday. I came home exhausted. In fact, I was so pooped that I didn't get all my groceries put away last night which included the big old chicken that I was planning to turn into chicken and dumplin's tonight. Guess I will be heading back to the store . . .

(I failed to mention that Stephen is my 23 year old son who is in the middle of finals! Aaargh!)


Sandy Michelle said...

How scared you must have felt! I'm so glad he is recovering well at home now! How old is he btw? I had appendicitis at the age of 3.



Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Oh my goodness! How scary these things are! I can just imagine your reaciton to Dr. Dye, not knowing how he spells his name. And I know how exhausted you must have been, I've done the hopital bedside duty and it will just flat wear you down and out. But so glad to hear that everything is going well for your son and that he is on the mend and won't have to go through this again.
Hugs & Blessings

Cheryl Prater said...


Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by my blog. Sorry to hear about your boy.. Sheesh. Wishing him a speedy recovery and a Merry Christmas and Blessed 2009!


Mrs.Kwitty said...

OMGoodness--that was scary as heck!! I'm glad all turned out all right in the end!

What an unfortunate name for a doctor huh?! When my brother went in for his cancer surgery, the doctor popped in during prep time and shook our hands and introduced himself to us....Dr. Coffin. Gulp.

Smiles, Karen

too bad about your chicken too :o(