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sisoon posted 1/18/2014 14:21 PM

800 miles away. Can't do anything. Appendix might have burst. He said he's in awful pain.

We can't do anything to help.

We want to be there with him, DIL, and GS.

We want him to be healthy.

Seeking thoughts, mojo, prayers, if you've got some to spare. TIA.

Nature_Girl posted 1/18/2014 14:22 PM

Oh that's so frightening! Prayers on the way!

MovingUpward posted 1/18/2014 14:24 PM

Sending mojo and prayers

cass posted 1/18/2014 14:26 PM

((((sisoon and DS))))

Sending good thoughts for a full and speedy recovery. It must be so hard when you are so very far away. I'm sure he will be in good hands and praying you receive hour by hour updates until you can rest a little more easily.

jrc1963 posted 1/18/2014 14:26 PM

Prayers and Mojo being sent!!!!

nowiknow23 posted 1/18/2014 15:27 PM

Major mojo heading his way, sisoon. ((((all of you))))

authenticnow posted 1/18/2014 15:32 PM

Sending lots of mojo to your family, Sisoon.

jo2love posted 1/18/2014 16:46 PM


Sending prayers, mojo, and good thoughts. Please keep us updated.

cayc posted 1/18/2014 17:01 PM

My appendix burst when I was 21 and living in Vienna Austria (think I spoke some bad German at best, family on another continent, my home country insurance that wasn't really set up to deal with out of country care) and as they were wheeling me into the ER the nurse was asking me questions that seemed necessary but that I couldn't answer (eg how much did I weigh, I had no clue!).

Anywho, I now have a big Eastern European scar on my abdomen because they rally had to get in there to get as much of the "poison" out they could. I spent a week in the hospital there & then returned home and spent another week in the hospital because everything got infected inside me. Luckily antibiotics cleared it & no second surgery.

My point is, even if it burst since he's got good medical care he'll be fine. Not a pleasant experience though, I'll give you that. I'm sorry you can't be there at the hospital.


still2suspicious posted 1/18/2014 17:06 PM


Sending mojo. I am sorry you can't be for him.

turtle72 posted 1/18/2014 17:09 PM

(((Sisoon and son)))

sisoon posted 1/18/2014 18:53 PM

Thanks A LOT for you help and thoughts, hugs, prayers.

Per DIL: Laparascopic appendectomy, burst appendix (that's what it was called when I was a kid), all news and indications are good. Doctors confident they got everything out.

Of course, we're still worried, have images of infection ... but it sounds good.

It was done at New York Presbyterian, some of the best med students in the country....

Our hopes and expectations are high.

nowiknow23 posted 1/18/2014 19:10 PM

Sounds like a great place for him to be, Sisoon.

SisterMilkshake posted 1/18/2014 19:12 PM

Sending lots of mojo to your DS for a speedy and full recovery.

Sending hugs to you and your dear wife, Sisoon.

wifehad5 posted 1/18/2014 19:46 PM

Sending quick healing thoughts for your son

jo2love posted 1/18/2014 20:17 PM

Sending healing mojo.

Thank you for the update.

[This message edited by SI Staff at 9:43 PM, January 18th (Saturday)]

simplydevastated posted 1/18/2014 20:18 PM

Sending strength to you and plenty of healing mojo to your son.

Jrazz posted 1/18/2014 21:04 PM

Oh no!! I'm so glad they caught it in time. (Burst yes, but still able to help)

Sending all the good thoughts, prayers, and mojo. To you and the Mrs. too. It's so hard to feel so helpless when it comes to our kids.


SoVerySadNow posted 1/18/2014 21:37 PM

Sending additional mojo for quick healing and little, if any infection. Good hospital to end up in.

Sad in AZ posted 1/19/2014 00:25 AM

Yes; Presbyterian Hospital is one of the best. I have first-hand knowledge of this. He's in good hands.

Sending any medical mojo he needs

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