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11-06-2003, 12:37 PM
sorry to hear that...hope he'll pull through.
Best wishes for your friend.
11-07-2003, 12:42 PM
is the respirator just a temp thing? if they got his appendix out he should be improving, right?
11-07-2003, 08:44 PM
My friend got her appendix out and was home the next night so the respurater thing must be pretty seriuos I hope he is fine, You shoudl try to go see him
11-09-2003, 09:10 AM
did you see him yet?? How's he doing?
11-09-2003, 10:28 AM
sorry to hear about that yoss.
at least send a note or something to your friend, even if you can't go see him. send him a card with a hot chick on the front, or something ;)
11-09-2003, 10:44 PM
Sorry to hear about your friend. Sounds like his system went septic, probably from the appendix rupturing. Hopefully they can use a high spectrum anti-biotic and knock out whatever is in his system. Hopefully he wont have any secondary infections.
11-10-2003, 09:10 AM
man....tubes down the throat don't sound good :(
hope he gets better soon.
That would be a ruptured appendix. Same thing happened to me last august. I wasn't on a respirator, but they had me on oxygen tubes through my nose and had me doing a lot of breathing exercises the first few days of recovery. When the appendix ruptures, the infection starts spreading through your body beginning with the abdominal area. Typically, during the surgery, the surgeons will have to cut through all of your abdominal muscle so they can clean out the infected areas of your body. This is what they did to me, and this is why they have you practice breathing since all of your abdominal muscles are gone. It's a weird freaking feeling when you literally can't move from a lying down position to sitting up without using your arm strength to pull you up. When you walk, you have to lean forward because you have no muscle to support your upper body. I was in the hospital for 4.5 days after the surgery and then was ordered to 1 week bed rest at home.
11-19-2003, 09:33 PM
Has everything turned out ok?
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