It’s the start of a new week, thank you God for new beginnings! All three of my school aged children went to school today, how nice!
Well as I told you last week (or was it the week before now) PJ got the Flu, presumably the H1N1 virus (they tested him for Influenza A which H1N1 is a strain of). So he was starting to get better and then he seemed a bit worse last Tuesday. He had started throwing up, but then had stopped and was just sleeping all day and saying his side hurt. Well I thought his side hurt from laying on it (brilliant mom that I am) and thought he needed to move around. But luckily my husband was home and noticed that he was saying it hurt where his appendix was. So I took him first to the doc, who thought it needed further investigating, so next to the ER! So my sweet mom met me at the ER for a long night ahead. PJ is my super picky child, so it is no wonder he wouldn’t drink the contrast he needed for the CT, they ended up having to put a tube up his nose and into his belly, fun, I felt so bad for him. And then several hours later (maybe at 2 am) we were told he would need surgery, that he did indeed have appendicitis and the answer was to remove the appendix. So my Mom went to try and get my other kids back to sleep at my house, while my hubby came to try and sleep at the hospital with PJ and I. PJ had surgery Wednesday morning laprascopically and did great!
This picture is Thursday he was playing bingo via TV because he was one of those special precaution kids thanks to the flu!
They brought around toys for prizes, he sure went home with a lot of goodies!
And here is the view out of his 8th story room……
He was able to go home Thursday afternoon and is back at school today. My other kids all missed some school last week for being sick and the surgery, but nobody was as sick as PJ. My sweet Dad came and stayed with PJ Wednesday night so I could get a bit of sleep, after taking care of my other kids at my house during the day. Unfortunately both my parents now have the flu, so say a prayer that they are better quickly, I am really thankful for their help and am praying they are back to normal real soon!
In our house, everyone is pretty healthy now! PJ can’t do strenuous activity until after he sees the doc on Thursday and he has a bit of cough as does Madeline, but thankfully everyone was back at school today and doing relatively well! PJ just has a ton of makeup work, otherwise I think it’s going to be a good week!