Monday, June 23, 2008

A Trip to the ER

I thought this weekend was going to be a little different than usual because we had three activities to attend. It was different but not because of busyness. Friday night Julianne attended a game night with her Sunday School class and had a great time. We learned how to play Set. We're always glad to have a new game! Saturday we went to a friend's baby shower and then went out into the country to look at a house with another friend. They are thinking of moving.

Anyway, late Saturday night, around 1 am Julianne came downstairs in a lot of pain. At first we thought it was just an upset stomach but the pain didn't subside even after a large dose of ibuprofen. Long story, short: we ended up going to the ER and after a few tests, it turned out she had appendicitis and needed surgery. Since the hospital we were at (literally 5 minutes away) doesn't have a pediatric section, she was taken by ambulance (fun for her!) to another nearby hospital. The surgery was done Sunday morning around 11 and they were able to do it using a laparscope. She only has 3 little "holes" and a much quicker recovery time.

She is now home and resting. She's a little bummed that she won't be able to test at karate this week or go swimming this weekend at camp, but other than that she is fine.

Please pray that she continues to heal and that she doesn't have any infections at the sites of the incisions.

I have one picture that I took but I'll have to ask her if I can post it here. :-)

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Praying for quick healing! Oh, small incisions will be so much better. Tell her that I've done fine w/o mine for 24 years. :D