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May 19, 2009

Appendix



11 Year Old Sons Appendix


What a day!
May 14, 2009. I picked my son up from school he said he had a pain in his side. We went home (His dad told him to put a warm towel on his side, he had a baseball game the night before and thought it might be from the playing.) he rested for a bit with the towel on him.

He didn't have a fever and he said the pain was going away a little bit & he took a nap. But when he got up from his nap he had a fever of 100.4 F and the pain in his side was still there, he told me it didn't really hurt that much. So, off we went to the doctors, ER.

The doctor looked at him and said it was looking like it was the Appendix and run a CT and called the Surgeon into the ER.

The Surgeon said the appendix was just a little bigger then it should have been and the doctor said they will just take it out so this wouldn't happen again. Friday morning at around 1:00 am he had his Appendix out. We get home Friday 15th around 3:30 pm he was glad to be home, me too.

**(Signs of Appendix: pain in the right lower side with fever or no fever. If left to long it can make you very sick, so go in before you get sick.)** We caught it early.

The Appendix can get inflamed do to having a lot of colds, my son has allergies in the spring and fall ever scene he was about a year old. He doing fine, back to school today and going to see the doctor tomorrow for a check up.