Thursday, February 4, 2010

PSF and Unnecessary Organs

If you tweet or facebook, you probably know by now that this was not your run of the mill stomach bug.

After a night of watching Jack writhe around in pain, we ended up here.

Waiting for surgery.

(Seriously, why do we even have appendixes?)

Thankfully we caught it early and his appendix was able to be removed laparoscopically.

It was a crazy 30 hours.

By 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, I had met with the surgeon in our ER room. Jack was given an IV and some morphine for pain. Seeing a 5 year old on morphine was quite entertaining. Especially when I asked him how he felt, and he poked at his stomach then said, "Hey. I feel gooood."



At 9:00 they took him into surgery and he was in recovery around 11. (While they did want to get him into surgery pretty quickly, there happened to be a cancellation in the OR that day and he ended up being the first case of the day.)



He got up and walked for the first time just a little after dinner time.


And by Thursday morning he was ordering pancakes and bacon for breakfast!


We were discharged around 11:15 and he's now at home


already torturing playing with his little sister!

I guess that's a good sign.

(Sorry for the poor quality photos...some of them were taken with my Blackberry.)


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38 comments:

Brandi said...

Poor Jack. I am glad he is feeling better.

Kat said...

Oh my goodness! How scary! A crazy 30 hours indeed! Poor Jack. He looks so little in that hospital bed.
So glad it went well and he is feeling like himself again. :)

Queen of Quite A Lot said...

So glad little man is home! You know they're all better when the torturing returns...lol!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Poor baby!!! I feel so bad for him. That does NOT look like a fun way to spend the week :0(

Mrs. NB

Jen said...

Oh my goodness. I had no idea. I am so sorry that you had to go through this but I am glad that everything is fine now.

How scary but hey, it turned into a really good blog post. :)

Emmy said...

So glad he is okay now and that you were able to catch it! That would be so scary.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

First, I am so glad that everything went well and Jack is home and feeling better. Second, I love the title of this post:) I have not idea what an appendix does or why we need them!

Krystyn said...

So glad he is feeling better and back to his normal self!

{Kimber} said...

Poor thing...glad he's feeling better!!

Carrie said...

OH no! I can't believe he had his appendix out so young! Dan got his out a couple of years ago....he said he didn't feel right and he played a round of golf that morning and ended up in the ER that night! He looks so cute in his little gown :) Glad he's already feeling better!

DaBudges said...

Scary! Thank goodness for modern medicine and good doctors! glad to see all is well :D

Meant to be a mom said...

Oh my goodness. It never crossed my mind when you talked about him feeling bad. I'm so glad they caugt it. I'm glad he's doing good and recovering well.

Kelli said...

Oh my Emily! I'm so glad you caught it soon and that he's just fine and pretty much back to normal. Love the picture with him and the menu!

Kmama said...

Poor Jack and poor Mommy too. I'm sure you were freaking out.

I'm glad he's home and torturing (I mean playing) with his sister.

Pam said...

Oh my gosh, I hope that little cutie is doing a lot better. That is so rough when they are so young and sick.

He & Me + 3 said...

OMGosh that is scary. I am so glad you took him in and that everything turned out fine. Poor guy. He does look much better.

Foursons said...

I am amazed at how quickly he bounced back. So glad y'all caught it in time and that the surgery was the least invasive way to fix him as possible.

Hopefully this weekend will be a lot less drama!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I'm just so glad he's OK! What a scary time that must have been for all of you! I know it would have been for us. He looks wonderful and seems to be recovering just great from it all.

Lolli said...

Looks like he was quite a trooper! That's so funny about the morphine!

Michelle said...

Oh yeah, that is a good sign if he can torture his sister.

I'm glad things turned out well.

Chris said...

Wow!

What a rotten turn of events -- I'm glad he's doing better. It's amazing how quickly they recover (my son had his tonsils removed when he was four and he was up and around that afternoon like nothing had happened).

Here's hoping for a better week next week!

Sierra said...

That is so wild! How did you even know to go to the ER? I'm so glad he is home and healthy.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

So glad he is feeling better!! What sweet pictures of your brave little man.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Scary! Good thing you took him in. Looks like he's feeling better.

Jennie said...

Oh gosh ... I'm so glad he's better!

Leslie said...

what a sweet little guy! SO GLAD he's feeling better!

Angie S said...

I'm so glad you guys are home! He looks so sweet in the last pic.

I saw your tweet about the basement pipe...dang!! I hope things are better today.

Have a good weekend!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so sorry you had to go thru all of that. So glad you are home safe and happy now!

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Wow, that is quite the time you had there. I bet you are glad that is over!

Debbie said...

I am so relieved to hear it all had a happy ending. I have often wondered why we have those too!

Jessica said...

Poor Jack! I'm glad to see he's feeling better though. And Melody's party looked like lots of fun. That was a cute idea!

And to answer your question, I will be 35 weeks Monday! Time is flying!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

How scary! I just want to give him a hug in that second picture. Poor guy. I'm glad he's recovered pretty quickly though.

blueviolet said...

Oh wow, flashbacks for me. We went through this with my son but he was in 8th grade when it happened. It's scary, isn't it? I'm so glad it went smoothly for your little one!

John Deere Mom said...

Oh, how scary!!! I am so glad he healed quickly! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Go Colts! :)

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness! What a week you had! I am so glad that everything went ok. And that you guys are back home and on the mend. And I hope that Jack has a better week!

Robyn said...

What a trooper!

HeatherOz said...

Oh my gosh! I have been missing around here and look what happened! How scarey! So glad that everything went smoothly (after the diagnosis) and you are all home now!

Bethany said...

I'm so glad he's doing alright! I did know about it through twitter but still :) Poor guy.