Unexptected Trip To The Hospital...

April 23, 2013

The Rooster stayed home from school sick, a couple of days last week. I didn't think too much of it...his symptoms were very typical of the stomach flu. After resting for two days...he returned to school. Friday, The Rooster mentioned in passing...that he had a cramp like pain next to his belly button. He dear cousin Smackson;) quickly announced..."Rilia (don't ask me why they call The Rooster that name...but they do) that is where your Appendix is!
The Farmer preformed the reflex test on The Rooster...and sure enough he tested positive for Appendix issues. But The Rooster had plans...he was going to do a little hunting, and then some fishing...he wasn't going to be stopped by a his Appendix!
Saturday morning, The Farmer tested him again...hoping that the results would have changed...but no. Off we went to see a Dr. friend of ours, who also confirmed that more tests were needed. It didn't take too long to confirm that The Rooster did in fact need to have his Appendix removed!
Our weekend was spent in the hospital. The Rooster's surgery went well...but once the Appendix was removed the Dr.'s let us know that it would have surely ruptured within the next couple of days. We are sure grateful that everything went well. When he was beginning to wake up, after the surgery..
.he said LOTS of really funny things! Uncle Ping and
 Smackson really enjoyed asking him silly questions;)
Yesterday our house was filled with The Roosters cousins and friends...
checking in on him to make sure he was okay. He is in alot of pain...but he will be fine!


Lisa Johnson said...

What is the reflex test for appendicitis? I've never heard of such a thing but am curious as to how it works! :)

The Farmer's Wife said...

The test is when you push down on the area to the right of the belly button and the pain is the most intense when you release your hand...not when you push down on the area. It really works!

Pedaling said...

Oh No! I'm glad you caught it in time and everything is going to be okay.

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