Back in October, on the weekend before our big Disney trip we headed up to a swim clinic hosted by Olympic Gold medalist swimmers. They held a clinic working on dry land excercises, starts and flip turns. Maddie took it all in and learned alot.
The pic above is Maddie all smiles at the end of the swim clinic. However, later that night, she would climb into bed with us complaining of stomach pains- nothing unusual. Only, this time she would not stop saying “ow”…over and over again which is not like her at all. Usually with a little soothing, she goes back to sleep. She kept complaining about her stomach and finally it dawned on me…I asked Maddie to point to exactly where it hurt..and she pointed on her right side a little above her waist. “Let’s go…to the Emergency room” Off we went.
We got to the local hospital and Maddie was examined and it was confirmed it was her appendix. The on call surgeon did not feel comfortable operating on a small child and instead had Maddie transferred to the local Children’s hospital. A thousand dollar ambulance ride later and we were in the children’s hospital:
From this triage room, we met the doctor and had a very short discussion about options- there wasn’t any- the appendix had to come out. Maddie was whisked away to the operating room. Took about 2 hours or so and everything went well. Then, we were transferred to a very nice private room where Madaghan could recover.
Her appendix had terrible timing as we had to cancel our Disney trip. Doc said she could travel on a plane, but does not recommend going on any rides. Travel insurance came in handy once again and Disney rescheduled us no problem whatsoever.