Our 10 yr old begin complaining of stomach pain after refusing a bite of his favorite pizza Sat. evening. He rarely complains or refuses a favorite meal, so with no pain abatement by bedtime, his dr. dad examined him and decided a trip from Boulder to the Denver Children’s Hospital was in order. Acute appendicitis was the diagnosis and successful surgery occurred mid-day Sunday. He was released from the hospital Sunday evening.
While we are so grateful for the immediate hospital admission and next day surgery, I was surprised that he wasn’t kept overnight following the surgery.
I don’t know if this is the usual protocal following appendix removal but wonder if the increase in Covid-19 hospital admissions might have been the reason for no overnight stay?
Our family is so thankful that our little guy is doing well and that this happened at a time when he could be admitted and treated quickly and successfully.