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Posted Saturday, March 21, 2009, at 6:00 PM

Post op and happy
Friday morning my son Shea, complained of his right side hurting when he woke up.

I thought it was spring fever and wanting a three day weekend, so he showered and ate breakfast. As he was getting dressed, he again said he really was hurting. He went back to bed, and i made a appointment with Dr. Kaczmarska.

She examined him and did some tests, and told me she wanted me to take him to the ER right off.

So i took him to MTMC, where my husband works.

They took him in, ran tests, and a CT scan. The doctor came in and said that he had a enlarged appendix and it needed to be removed right away.

They scheduled the surgery, and within the hour they had him ready.

He was so scared, and we prayed with him.

I asked him if he thought that morning, that the pain would lead to this! He said, "no way!"

The surgeon and nurses were all top notch.

Everyone was so attentive and happy at their jobs.

When he was wheeled in the room, after surgery, the nurse asked if he'd like the playstation to play with later.


I did not get a whole lot of sleep but, I am so grateful that he is doing well.

When my grandmother was younger she had to have her appendix removed and it was a big, long drawn out deal.

I am so grateful for today's technology and advances in medical knowledge.

Shea woke up this morning, groggy and cranky but he was happy it was over. He told me the only thing that would have made it better, is if i could have smuggled his cat, Joe in the room with him to sleep with last night.

We are home, cats and all. Tired and happy that our ordeal is over.

Shea said one teacher of his had mentioned that the only excuse for not getting a upcoming project done, was death or hospitalization.

Shea asked the surgeon for his appendix in a jar, so he could give the the teacher in place of the report.

Guess he gets out of the report.:)

Maybe i'll get some sleep tonight...

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My prayers are with you Barry and especially Shea!

-- Posted by michaelbell on Sat, Mar 21, 2009, at 9:18 PM

Glad to hear all is well. I know he was scared but I hope he appreciates how sacred his parents were too. You all shared in the illness.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Mar 21, 2009, at 10:02 PM

So glad Shea is feeling better. The appendix can be a scary little creature and they can sure make you sick quickly too. I hope he is up running around in no time.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Sun, Mar 22, 2009, at 12:46 AM

I'm glad Shea is doing better,too.

(I used to ask if I could go to a vetinary hospital so I could have my critters in my room,too.)

Good luck on the project,Shea.

You'll probably do a better job on it now that you don't have toxic innards holding you back.

In my day,the only excuse the teachers *officially* accepted was death-and even that had to be scheduled in advance.

I hope you and your folks are fully recovered and loaded for bear by this coming week.

If our prayers and good wishes count,you will.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Sun, Mar 22, 2009, at 1:55 AM

he is up this morning, doing pretty good, pulled a baby tooth and he is very sore.

I will need to go to wally-world and get some loose sweat pants.

thanks for all the prayers.. we appreciate it very much.

This has been a crazy month with two deaths and a surgery.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, Mar 22, 2009, at 8:32 AM

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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.