Okay, after waiting 12 hours between phone calls (LONG wait, btw) we found out Brakston's appendix was removed yesterday. Yes, he is appendix-free! Goodbye and good riddance to an apparently useless organ!
I have mixed emotions! This was Brakston's first hospitalization and I wasn't there and didn't even get to talk to him. This was very difficult for me and I have to admit I shed a few tears.
However, I do also feel a lot of relief! I am happy the problem was easily diagnosed and able to be fixed. I am grateful Brakston is in Arizona and not some third-world country where I'd have to worry about the quality of his medical care.
I am still just a little anxious about his recovery and about keeping his spirits up during his recuperation. Brakston does NOT do the sit-still-and-be-calm thing very well.
At least he'll have a good story to tell!
"In the end the only thing you really own is your story." (quote from the movie "Australia")
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