Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Something Is Not Right

Well, I had scheduled a couple of posts of book reviews already in queue for the blog this week and one posted yesterday and one will tomorrow or sometime this week, but only because they were already set up to post - I was way too busy to post book reviews yesterday.

The girls were having a "sleepover" in the LSB's room on Monday night, but the LSG started to feel a little queasy at around 10:30pm, after her sister was already asleep, and went back to sleep in her own bed. Nausea at this time of the month is typical for her, so we didn't think too much about it.

I woke in the wee hours when she was went back and forth to the bathroom to throw up a couple of times and went to check on her. She started telling me sometime before 4am that she had been having a pain in her abdomen that wasn't crampy at all but sort of stationary, right in the middle and that it had been unchanged for a few hours. I started worrying about appendicitis but thought that you were supposed to have a pain in your side for that. I started looking stuff up on the computer and found that appendicitis pain usually starts in the middle where she was having it and eventually moves to the right side - uh oh. We started having the do-you-think-you-need-to-go-to-the-emergency-room conversation and by 4:30am, she said she needed to. When she stood to get dressed, the pain moved to the right side and I started to really worry that it was appendicitis.

The LSG and I went to the emergency room and Tom called in sick at work and kept the LSB until we knew what was going to happen. They did bloodwork, etc. and a CT scan and x-rays. I was holding out hope for an ovarian cyst but they thought it probably was appendicitis. And it was. The inflamed appendix showed up on the CT scan. I made a lot of scrambly phone calls and a friend from Meeting took the Lone Star Baby so that Tom could get to the hospital just barely before she went in for surgery in the morning. The surgery took almost no time and the surgeon came out and said she did fine and it wasn't ruptured and they were able to do it laparoscopically so the recovery should be much better. We stayed at the hospital throughout the day and the surgeon saw us in the evening and said that he thought she was better off healing at home, given the sorts of things that one finds in hospitals, so we were discharged late last night.

She's doing great, but feels very crummy as you can imagine. Please keep her in your prayers. Thank you.

11 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh my--so scary! I hope the Lone Star Girl--and you too are feeling better soon!

Saints and Spinners said...

Many prayers for healing and recovery! The LSG is in good company with Madeline and others who say "pooh pooh" to the tiger in the zoo and have impressive appendix scars.

xoxox

Jennifer Marchman said...

Very happy that they discovered the appendicitis. I know that it is very painful for little ones. :( My oldest had a ruptured and abscessed appendix at 18mo. It was a very scary ordeal, but I thank God for our wonderful surgeons and antibiotics! Prayers for a speedy recovery! (and happy birthday to her!-- noticed that post)

Jennifer Marchman said...

Oh wait, happy birthday to LSB! Sorry!

Lone Star Ma said...

Thanks to everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers!

Brittanicals said...

Thinking of her, and also of you. That kind of thing is so terrifying to go through. Make sure to give yourself some space to heal from the trauma, even while taking care of her. Be gentle with yourself.

Lone Star Ma said...

Thank you, Britt!

gojirama said...

I am still sending prayers her recovery!

Lone Star Ma said...

Thank you! She is feeling much better - better every day.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Wow that must have been scary! Glad you knew what to do and got her to the hospital in time. Hope all is well now!

Lone Star Ma said...

Thank you. She's doing much better.