Atlantis Alumni

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Whew! A Close Call

I took Dan to the emergency room at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) on Saturday at about noon. He had been complaining of stomach pains during the night. After about seven hours in the ER, a cat scan, and X-Rays, the diagnosis was confirmed: appendicitis. Dan finally had his laproscopic appendectomy at about 2:30 AM Sunday morning. He got back to his room at about 4:30 AM. He looked good and he was not in pain I don't think. I met his surgeon, Dr. Allen...a very nice man. He told me that Dan's appendix would have burst in another three hours. He said it looked "nasty." So it was a good thing that we did to go to the HUP ER even though it was a long ordeal. Dr. Allen mentioned that Dan might be able to return home late Sunday afternoon if he was progressing well with his recovery. Thank you to all our friends for your love and support!

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