Final Update . . .
Edit # 2
Polly called and said that they took Mark to surgery around nine o’clock. They told Polly not to expect any word at all before at least an hour. That is if the appendix hasn’t sprung a leak or burst. In which case, it will be much longer, and they told her that they will not come out and tell her. She is just going to have to wait. So.
I told her to call me up until midnight, and I will pass it on.
Mark was in far better spirits. Polly said that this is because he was sure that it was something far worse than appendicitis, and he was so relieved to know that it was “only” appendicitis that he was feeling quite light hearted, indeed. We are all happier when Mark is happier!
And that is the truth!
Mark is in the hospital, waiting to go to surgery. They started an IV, he is getting medication through that, and he is feeling better.
PRAISE THE LORD!!!
The doctor said that he should/could/would
go to surgery around eight o’clock. The Doctor said that the CAT Scan looked good — it did not appear that the appendix was ruptured. He said there was a “stone” sitting in there somewhere. I have never heard of that. The surgery is planned to be laparoscopic, but if they get in there and there is any perforation, it will need to be otherwise.
Please continue to pray!
Please Pray for my brother, Mark, Husband to Pollythepatchworker.
He has been ill since Saturday, and today went into the hospital.
They ordered a CAT scan and he has acute appendicitis.
He was so sick, that when the CAT scan was done, and they told him he could go home and they would call his doctor with the results, He did just that.
When they called him and told him that he had acute appendicitis they told him to stay at home and wait for a call from them because they didn’t have a bed. Talk about frustration!!!
Well, now they have called and he is on his way to the hospital. What the treatment plan will be, I don’t know.
And on top of that, he lost his wallet. Though we who love him dearly are not surprised by this, it is another great inconvenience!!!
Please, please, please pray for him, for Polly and for all their family.
I will try to update as there is news.