On Friday afternoon I got a phone call from my brother. He was going in for a CAT scan. He had been having “some” pain in his right gut for 2 weeks and was a little “worried”.
Less than 3 hours later, he was in the operating room. He was in surgery for 2.5 hours. His appendix had adhered itself to his stomach. The surgeon said it was so badly infected, it could have burst at any time!
Immediately after the surgery, he spiked a fever. They battled that for the next 24 hours.
He was on a liquid diet. I went in to see him when his best friend was there. Dave (the best friend) had snuck in a bag of chips!!!! They don’t know if (because of letting it go so long) he had any other obstructions and had restricted his diet to keep his bowel from bursting. But here, the dork had chips!
Well, the infection was brought under control, he’s out of the hospital and eating solids again. He’s not allowed to go back to work till next Monday.
He’s still a dork!