Thursday, November 10, 2005

She's Home!

We just got home from the hospital, and not a moment too soon. All of the test pointed to a burst appendix which is normally quite serious, but sometimes the body is able to contain the fluids and heal on it's own. They believe that the mass they found was inflimation in the intestinal wall. She will be on antibiotics for two weeks, will have a visit to her primary care doctor on Wednesday, will go in for another CT on Friday, and will finish up by meeting with the pediatric sergeon on the 21st just to go over the CT scan. They want to make sure that all the inflimation goes down and that there isn't any other mass. She is feeling fine other than a little pain in her tummy which is probably just from the fluid build up. We just have to watch for any significant changes. She even gets to go back to school on Monday. Everyone (okay my mom) complained about the doctors taking so long to diagnose her, but I'm glad they didn't rush into surgery when it wasn't needed. They saw that her symptoms were not severe and knew they had time to look at everything and make the best decisions. I'm thankfull for all of the prayers that were said and all the support that was given. It was a very difficult time, but it showed us how strong we are as a family and just how tough our little girl is. She's so brave!
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.


aola said...

so glad you guys are home again. I called the hospital last night and they told me she had been released... Whew!

Sandra said...

Yeah, I'm so sorry for not calling. It was so crazy and my cell phone didn't work in her room half of the time. Thank you for calling. It really meant a lot!