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My little boy had emergency appedix op today!

(14 Posts)
Eve Wed 19-Jan-05 21:45:42

....thats after I took him to A&E this morning as I wasn't happy with him to have him checked and was told by A&E doctor it was 99% constipation!

Thankfully they did a blood test to be sure, and 2 hours later it came back showing an infection and his temp had shot up.

By 5pm they had removed a very inflamed appedix and by 7 he was complaining of hunger and eating toast!

Daddy is staying with him tonight.

Such a day of emotions....felling stupid for wasting A&E for constipation, then worry, then sobbing when he went to theatre to complete relief now.

Mothernature Wed 19-Jan-05 21:47:42

oh Eve but glad he's ok give yourself a big pat on the back for being such an attentive mummy...relax now he'll soon have you running around for him...[[[hugs]]]

galaxy Wed 19-Jan-05 21:51:01

Oh how distressing for you. Glad he's OK though.

coppertop Wed 19-Jan-05 21:51:04

Eve. Poor little mite. It sounds as though he's on the mend though. Hopefully he'll be back home asap.

unicorn Wed 19-Jan-05 21:51:07

well done you for your mums instinct!
(And you didn't waste anyones time)

hope you are all feeling much better.


doggiewalker Wed 19-Jan-05 21:52:11

Oh Eve, hope he's feeling much better now. Did they do keyhole or traditional surgery?

Eve Wed 19-Jan-05 22:00:48

keyhole...such a tiny cut, I put bigger plasters on sore fingers.

My mums very cross, she doesn't have a high opinion of medical profession and thinks they are too quick to not listen and try and get you out.

PuffTheMagicDragon Wed 19-Jan-05 22:02:09

Hope he makes a speedy recovery .

makealist Wed 19-Jan-05 22:23:41

Hope your son feels better soon,
How are you feeling now? it's so horrible when they go down to theatre, the emotions you go through are simple awful, hope you get a good night's sleep yourself, it shouldn't be long before he's home again.

Kayleigh Wed 19-Jan-05 22:25:33

Glad he's ok Eve. Sounds like he'll make a speedy recovery, bless. Try and get a good nights sleep, you must be shattered.

Frieda Wed 19-Jan-05 23:30:57

How scary for you, Eve!! So glad to hear they diagnosed him quickly and whipped it out.

He sounds a very resilient little boy! Hope he continues to make a speedy recovery.


biglips Thu 20-Jan-05 00:20:00

when i had mine out at aged 15 - they said at first my kidneys had failed!!!! and it was 2 weeks before xmas, mum cried and then after pressing my tummy they dashed mt to op theatre to have appendicts out.

biglips Thu 20-Jan-05 00:21:04

little ones recover marvouslly quick ((((hugs))))

Frizbe Thu 20-Jan-05 03:55:17

well done for not being fobbed off and realising there was something really wrong {{hugs}}

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