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More than expected...

Being away from home isn't always easy...
I got a phone call last Thursday from my aunt Alison telling me my mom was going in for surgery in a half hour. My dad had taken my mom to the ER the night before because she was having severe stomach pains. She took a bath hoping to ease some pain and it only got worse. My dad had to help her out of the tub and took her to the ER where they ran several tests and decided it had to be her appendix.

They took her in for surgery hoping to take care of things with a scope and once they got in there they realized that it wasn't her appendix at all. She had a ruptured bowel!! Where her small intestine and large intestine connect, it had burst and she had some infection throughout.

My mom has Crohn's Disease so this can be one of the complications. She is a nurse herself so when she got back to her room and felt a huge bandage across her stomach she knew something more had taken place while she was under.

She was discharged from the hospital today and is staying with my grandma for a few days. I wish I was there to help cook her meals and take care of her. I'm grateful for my family and glad they are close enough to take care of her.
I hope you get feeling better soon mom. Love you!

4 comments:

heather said...

Oh no! I hope she does start feeling better soon. So when the doctors found out that it wasn't her appendix did they still have to take it out?

Sarah said...

Wow, I hope she is doing better now. It's hard to be aways from family when they need help and you can't do anything but call them.

Danny & Crystal said...

Wow--what a day for your mom. Emergency surgery is always a scary thing, but I'm glad they found the real problem. I hope you mom has a quick recovery :)

Peterson Family said...

Wow, that would be really scary. We are so blessed to have the medical advances we have today and of course family. I hope your mom makes a speedy recovery

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