Once in the E.R. they ran blood tests and took x-rays, as well as answered a very lengthy list of questions over and over again. The doctor finally showed up at 6:00 and said that it was probably appendicitis. They moved Tyson upstairs and we waited for the surgeon to get in because we needed him to okay it.
At about 8:00 Dr. Christensen came in and went over the list of questions again and said it was definitely appendicitis. Dr. Christensen had one surgery to do first and then he was going to take Tyson it as soon as possible.
They took Tyson into surgery around 9:00 and he was in surgery for about an hour. Everything went well and Tyson is healing nicely. They had him spend the night and we were able come home at about 11:00 Saturday morning.
Tyson in his hospital bed. The drugs made him quite loopy and completely out of it. He slept most of the day Friday.
During the surgery we had them take pictures for our two medical student brothers to see. In the first picture you can see the appendix, it's the long purple thing. Usually appendix are small, about the size of a earth worm, and really pink; Tyson's was as big around as a finger and had started to turn purple. In the second picture you can see the gal bladder and the liver. I'm not quite sure what the third picture is. The forth one is of the large intestine after the appendix was removed.
We'd like to say thanks to everyone that helped us out this weekend. We really appriciate the thoughts and phone calls. We love you all!!!