Wednesday, August 10, 2011

thankful~

I am so thankful for modern medicine and living in this day and age. Austin's appendix ruptured & perferated about 2 and a half weeks ago. He was an extremely sick boy! The past couple of weeks he never seemed to be really getting better. He had drainage bags on his sides and when those were removed and he was still pretty sick the Dr. told me the things to watch for incase he was getting an abcess. So, sure enough last Sunday night he started having more pain and started a fever. His tummy was bulging out like a 5 month pregnant lady. Just BAM all of a sudden!!! We got him painfully in the car and back to the hospital. Where they discovered a 7 centimeter abcess right where his appendix would have been. Thank heaven for morphine because once they gave him that his pain decreased. The next morning they did another procedure to remove the abcess. The next couple of days he started improving. His color started coming back, he could move around a lot easier by himself and about an hour ago I got to bring him back home. On the way home he said, "My Life Really Sucks Lately!!!"  and yes ok even though for a 17 year old football player it does suck!!! I can't believe on Wed. by noon we would be packing up to leave the hospital with a boy doing so well when Sunday night things were looking extremely scary. So.....as the 17 year old's mom....I am very thankful to live right now with modern medicine and very thankful to be bringing my BIG BOY home!!!!~

3 comments:

Cassie said...

Oh Suzette how scary, my heart goes out to you. I hope he continues to be on the mend without further complications. If there's anything you need please let me know. Hugs to you and your son.

Love,
Cassie

Suz@Shabbi Skraps said...

Thank you sooo much Cassie!! He is improving every day and at a much quicker pase than he ever did before so we are very hopeful the infection is gone now!!! Thanks again!!! Have a great day!!!

Bohemian said...

So glad that he is now on the road to recovery... scary to go through though, especially for a Mom!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian