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09:11 am - Medical emergency - all should be OK
I've just had a phone call from my ex, my son's appendix has popped like mine did 5 years ago. They are in a village near Melton Mowbray. My son has a temperature and is vomiting, and in pain.

My ex is just setting off to drive my son back to Coventry - it's almost the nearest A&E anyway. It should take about an hour. I hope I did right to say get him back here if you can. If things get much worse in the hour then he'll have to find another emergency room, probably Leicester. But I think an hour is OK.

Just letting everyone know. May not be online now for a while.

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From:vilakins
Date:December 21st, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)
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Oh no! I hope everything turns out all right.
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From:glitterboy1
Date:December 21st, 2008 09:42 am (UTC)
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Thank you for letting us know. My thoughts are with you and your son - and your ex, as he drives. I'm hoping for the best.
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From:mistraltoes
Date:December 21st, 2008 10:10 am (UTC)
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Oh, dear. I hope all will turn out all right.
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From:altariel
Date:December 21st, 2008 10:11 am (UTC)
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:-( Hope everything turns out OK.
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From:happytune
Date:December 21st, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
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Oh no. I haven't got my phone with me, but SC's number is 0 7 9 7 7 5 0 7 7 9 4 if you need anything at all. We're not going away until tomorrow so please please call if you need anything. Hug.
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From:i_smell_shite
Date:December 21st, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
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Hope everything is okay, best wishes, Joanna x
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From:hafren
Date:December 21st, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
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Good luck to him. I have recently had a lot of contact with the NHS because an elderly relative took sick and died, and I must say the care he was given could not have been better. I was very thankful that the one question the thorough and kindly doctor who admitted him did not ask was "how are you going to pay?"
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From:katlinel
Date:December 21st, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)
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I hope everything will be all right.
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From:pennski
Date:December 21st, 2008 11:16 am (UTC)
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Thinking of you all. Take care.
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From:sugoll
Date:December 21st, 2008 11:29 am (UTC)
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Eak. I hope things turn out okay.
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From:sallymn
Date:December 21st, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
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Sending heaps of good wishes and thoughts... hope it's over quickly and he gets better soon.
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From:matildabj
Date:December 21st, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's awful - I think you did the right thing, having him near home is the best idea. I hope he has a speedy recovery, thinking of you.
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From:kalypso_v
Date:December 21st, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear, how alarming! I hope all goes well, and your ex can get him there quickly. And that he recovers in time to be home for Christmas - I've forgotten how long these things take though I know it's very painful.
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From:julesjones
Date:December 21st, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
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Hope things go well.

For what it's worth, my mother was carted off to A&E at the beginning of the month with the same thing, and was home again within a couple of days. On her own insistence and packed to the gunwales with antibiotics, admittedly, but there's at least a chance Son won't be obliged to spend Christmas Day in hospital.
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From:executrix
Date:December 21st, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
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I'm awfully sorry! But at least you know that it's "that horrible thing that I had and got better from," so you know first-hand that he'll be on the mend soon.
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From:hano
Date:December 21st, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
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good lord, how awful. Fingrs crossed and all that. For what it's worth, I think you did the right thing in having him near his home, these things are always easier when family is closer.
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From:decemberleaf
Date:December 21st, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
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It should take about an hour. I hope I did right to say get him back here if you can. If things get much worse in the hour then he'll have to find another emergency room, probably Leicester. But I think an hour is OK. "About an hour"? Parenting-advice books never told us how hard such decisions would be or how to endure such hours!
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From:andrewducker
Date:December 21st, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Fingers crossed for you - I hope it's all ok.
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From:espresso_addict
Date:December 21st, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
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Hope all goes as well as can be.
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From:toft_froggy
Date:December 21st, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
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Oh god, how nasty - fingers crossed for a quick and easy surgery and recovery.
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From:valderys
Date:December 21st, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I'm so sorry! All my thoughts are with you.
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From:redstarrobot
Date:December 21st, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Oh, goodness. Best of luck to all of you.
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From:darknova666
Date:December 21st, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
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hope hes ok
From:egretplume
Date:December 21st, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
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Hope all goes well!
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From:emeraldsedai
Date:December 21st, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
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I hope all is well. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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From:trixieleitz
Date:December 21st, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
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Just seen this, and your update - I hope he's fine. Will be thinking of you all.
From:jomacmouse
Date:December 22nd, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
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I saw your other post, and I'm crossing my fingers for you both that all goes well with the operation whenever exactly it does happen, and that he is out in time for Christmas with no extra pain.
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From:gfk88
Date:December 22nd, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
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Crikey - only just seen your post. Hope all is well by now.

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