Post # 1
My 20 year old cousin is in the hospital for a second surgery today. His appendix was perforated and he went in to have it removed in an emergency surgery on Tuesday after 4 days of vomiting. After the surgery he developed a fever which is only getting worse so he is being transferred to a larger hospital where they’ll try to remove the infection. He hasn’t eaten in a week and I hate thinking about him in that hospital bed. Can any bees in the medical field give me some insight into what’s happening to him and what danger there is?
Post # 3
With the usual caveats about medical advice online… and without knowing exactly your cousin’s situation this could be one scenario: The perforated appendix caused an abscess in his abdomen that is causing continued infection and fevers. The 2nd operation is to try and drain that abscess. Once the source of the abscess is removed the antibiotics have a better chance of success.
He’s young and healthy and those factors are greatly in his favor, but if it is an abdominal abscess – he’s pretty sick.
http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/ruptured-appendix-peritonitis-54890.html gives some people’s accounts of their experience with loved ones who’ve had perf’d appx.
Hope he’s on his way to being better soon.
Post # 4
@Jellybones: I am not a medical professional but just wanted to let you know I’ll send prayers and good thoughts to your cousin! I hope everything turns out ok and he recovers soon!
Post # 5
@Jellybones: *HUGS* Hope he makes a speedy recovery, keeping you and your family in our thoughts.
Post # 6
@fascinated: Thank you for the link!
@housebee: Thank you both!
Post # 7
This happened to my husband! He was in the hospital for around a week but all worked out!