On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Bella was rushed to the emergency room at Cape Coral Hospital with abdominal pain and constant throwing up. She was then rushed to the Golisano Childrens Hospital in Fort Myers, FL. After an X-Ray, Lab work, and still no answers a CT determined that Bella had appendicitis. Immediately, she was admitted and started antibiotics; doctors were not sure if it ruptured. On Sunday, October 7th what we thought was just a 45min -1hr procedure for the removal of her appendix turned out to be 3 hours long. Bella had chronic malrotation, basically 2 internal hernias repaired which affected her pancreas and caused her appendix to swell. I will include a picture for a better understanding. We have been admitted for 6 days now and there really isn’t any telling when Bella will be discharged. She cannot drink or eat anything and is currently on a suction machine.
For those that know me, know that we live and I work in Miami. We were visiting my parents in Cape Coral, FL for the weekend when this happened. So this stay has not been cheap, and financially has been difficult since I am not working and don’t know how Bella’s healing will be. Doctors have said that this will be a very slow recovery and will forever has GI issues. Any little bit helps !!
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