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 . . .

9 comments:

Linda Crispell said...

Oh how scary! I hope he has a very speedy recovery and you sue the old Doctor!

Ginger said...

What a thing to happen so happy you went to the er for another doctor.May lord bless you both today that chicken n dumpling sound good.I just put up my tree sunday was a fun day just to have it up.Thank you for dropping by too was so nice and loved the comments.
hugs ginger

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

I said a little prayer for the Thrift Store lady. May God wrap his loving arms around her!

oh thank you Teresa You are a wonderful person and prayers back at ya for your dear son Stephen.. ouch ~!!
Love your blog an I hope you have a good time decorating for Christmas(:)
Hugs, Patty

Rebecca Ramsey said...

That is frightening.
I'll be thinking of him!

Now you have me craving chicken and dumplings!
Becky

Altered Kat said...

OUCH!...glad it's all worked out tho', that his illness was finally diagnosed and that he's on the road to recovery now!

If I don't chat with you before the 25th ...have a very Merry Christmas Teresa!

Sea Dream Studio said...

I am so glad that your son is getting better! Poor thing!!
Stay warm!
xo~dale

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Whiskers(:)
such a cute blog name..
Hope your son is getting better each an every day ..
yup love those grand-kiddos >>LOL
big hugs ,Patty

3rdEyeMuse said...

so sorry about the visit to the emergency room, but am very happy to hear all is well now. Speedy recovery to your son.

Loudlife said...

Gah! I'm just emerging back into the world, decided to stop by, and read this. Your poor baby! I hope he's recovering well. You must have been so worried.

I wanted to stop by before Christmas and wish you the merriest of holidays. I so appreciate that you take the time to come by and read my blog and comment. It always makes my day. Thank you for your kindness.

I am still gazing - daily - at your unsent bubble envelope (now)sitting on my supply table...sigh. I'm sorry I've been such a deadbeat. It will get there! My sister told me that my inability to send it must mean that there is something meant to be in the envelope that isn't in there yet - let's go with that story!

Anyway, thanks again and may you and your family have the happiest of holidays!

xoxo
Laurie