Monday, October 19, 2009

The Flu, Surgery and a New Day!

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!


Sonya said...

oh my goodness. I bet that was scary for both of you for him to undergo surgery. Glad everyone is feeling better!

Grace said...

My oh my I bet you was exausted!Glad to hear everyone is back to normal.Will send a prayer for the parents {and 1 for you too}!

christy rose said...

Oh my goodness, what a week!! I am sorry to hear about all the sickness and that it has now gone on to visit the grandparents. But thank God everyone is feeling better now! Hope you get caught up on your rest yourself.

Traci Michele said...

Hey there! Just stopping by... found you via McKmama's live chat.

Hugs, Traci

E @ Scottsville said...

Thank God you got him there and had them check it out further, huh? Wow... and thank goodness for TECHNOLOGY! It's awesome that he got to go home that quickly and healed so fast.

Glad y'all are feeling better, now to get your parents well. The things we do for our kids, huh? =0)

Amanda said...

OH my goodness!!! Hope he is feeling better now... but WOW!! That is A LOT to deal with in a short amount of time!!

Blessings to you-

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Alison said...

Wow! So glad he's doing well now! What a time you've all had!