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appendicitis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 1, 2007
  • 00:23 AM

I have a 14 year old boy suffering from "chronic appendicitis" He has always been irrittable with his stomach . At the age of 9 we had to take him to the emergancy room were they told us it was his appendix ,but it was not serious enough for them to remove it . He has had pain severe enough for me to take him to emergancy room several times more since then but they always say the same thing . Do a CT scan say it does'nt look like its in danger of bursting and watch him overnight if the pain is not worse in the morning send him home. I'm told he has a more than normal amount of lymphnodes around his appendix which tend to absorb the inflammation. This is very frusterating for us . He has to deal with a lot of pain that usually only weakens if he lays still for some time. i dont understand why they don't just remove it and let him heal. I have insurance and have used the hospital several times and always paid my portion of the bill . help??

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