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12th-Jul-2004 12:53 am
[...Continued from here and here...]

So we got her to the ER a little after 6. The initial questioning/tests were enough for them "not to be able to rule out" appendicitis, so the next step was a CAT scan, which takes 2+ hours because you have to swallow this barium "contrast" stuff and it has to work its way through the system. I used the opportunity to take Earth 2.0 Program Manager over to his grandma's (there was a baby crying in one of the other wards and it was freaking him out) and grab a bit of dinner.

It actually took them 4 1/2 hours to get around to doing the scan, plus another half hour to get results back. I guess that's not bad on the overall scale of how confused ERs can potentially get. The envelope, please...
Appendix definitely swollen but not ruptured, which I guess puts things firmly in the "routine appendicitis" category. Not an urgent matter, but it may as well come out now as later. Time to put her on antibiotics and see when the OR is going to be available.
At which point I leave to relieve grandma; sure would be nice if P. could just spend the night there but unfortunately he still doesn't quite grasp the concept of Grandma's House as a place to sleep, so he just continues the bundle-of-energy act for about 3 hours past the time she usually goes to bed.

Naturally, he conks out the moment we get onto I-90.

Latest word is an actual room has been assigned now, so she's not hanging out down in the ER anymore. If whoever was on surgery duty could fit it in, they were going to do it tonight, but as of the last phonecall (12:30am) she still didn't know, which I'm guessing means tomorrow morning. Hospitals are so much fun.

12th-Jul-2004 01:53 am (UTC)
yow! poor emma, poor all of you! hospitals and surgeries are tiring, even when they're not major. please give emma my love and best wishes for a speedy recovery, and i'm sending a little extra energy your way too to juggle P. and the hospital and everything else. thanks for keeping us informed, and do let us know how things turn out!
12th-Jul-2004 05:51 am (UTC)
Augh, I'm so glad she went to the ER! Take good care and hug emma for me and keep us posted. Hope the little guy lets you get some sleep.
12th-Jul-2004 07:42 am (UTC)
All us Waterpoint dwellers are thinking of you guys! Oh, and tell emma that next time she needs a break from you two, she can take less drastic measures.
12th-Jul-2004 08:16 am (UTC)
Many blessings and well-wishes for getting better to emma, and lots of patience and love for you and Pip!
12th-Jul-2004 08:27 am (UTC)
Hi Wrog - please give Emma a hug from me, and tell her I hope she's feeling better soon! Keeping y'all in my thoughts - keep us posted?

Good luck with the P-man...
12th-Jul-2004 08:51 am (UTC)
ooooooohhh i hope everything goes quickly and well.

Good luck dealing with Pip the Destructor. I hope he doesn't freak out too much at this change in schedule.
12th-Jul-2004 08:54 am (UTC)
Earth 2.0 Program Manager
...okay, that's a new one. ^_^

Good luck getting a doctor today!
12th-Jul-2004 09:06 am (UTC)
Ow. I'm glad it was caught before perforation or any of the other wonderful complications. A friend of mine decided to writhe in pain for several days before visiting the doctor. Eeek.

Let us know how it goes!
12th-Jul-2004 09:11 am (UTC)
I hope she feels better soon! It is good that they caught it right away - my mom has a friend who ended up with a ruptured appendix, and it took much, much longer to heal.
12th-Jul-2004 09:31 am (UTC) - good wishes
All good wishes from me.
12th-Jul-2004 09:39 am (UTC)
So glad she went to the ER!! I'm thinking about her and hoping for a speedy recovery.
12th-Jul-2004 09:44 am (UTC)
Mother FUCKER. I presume this means she won't be at rehearsal tonight; I'll make sure to get rehearsal notes from Barbara.
12th-Jul-2004 10:16 am (UTC)
OUCH! But a small yay that it is at least nothing dire and that it can be fixed. Though nothing anyone would want to experience.
12th-Jul-2004 04:00 pm (UTC)
EeeeeeeeeYIKES. Send her my best and stuff. And YAY on going QUICKLY to the hospital.
12th-Jul-2004 04:47 pm (UTC)
Came in late on this news but please convey my best wishes for a speedy recovery to Emma!
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