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Username Post: Prayers please!!        (Topic#325408)
Nora 
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02-12-13 10:09 PM - Post#4047006    

My 16 year old nephew had to undergo emergency surgery tonight for an abscess that was in his neck that had grown so big it started to block his air way.

It started on Friday with a stiff neck, which he was icing and heating. Then a lump started to grow. By today, it was huge and he was running a fever of 104. My sister took him to his pediatrician who ordered x-rays and sent him IMMEDIATELY to a specialist because he hadn't seen anything like it. The x-rays showed nothing so the specialist ordered an MRI. A surgeon met my sister at the ER door at 4 pm today and said they needed to do surgery asap. They had to wait because my nephew had eaten at 1.

My sister said the surgery went well but I am thinking this recovery is going to be tough for my nephew. He is on the HS basketball team and now won't be able to play for the rest of the season because they had to take out some muscle as well!! This poor kid cannot catch a break either!!

 
michann 
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02-12-13 10:16 PM - Post#4047012    
    In response to Nora

Sending prayers that he'll heal quickly and be patient while he does. How scary.

 
Nilsa 
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02-12-13 11:51 PM - Post#4047026    
    In response to Nora

Sending thoughts and prayers for your nephew and family.

 
gingersfavorite 
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02-12-13 11:57 PM - Post#4047028    
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RedSquirrel 
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02-13-13 02:40 AM - Post#4047038    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Goodness. of course.

I wonder whether it was an infected gland?

 
kaleidoscope 
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02-13-13 06:54 AM - Post#4047046    
    In response to RedSquirrel

wow!
Hope he has a speedy recovery.

 
carpe scrapum 
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02-13-13 06:58 AM - Post#4047048    
    In response to kaleidoscope

Oh poor guy, I hope he gets better fast!

 
MindySue 
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02-13-13 07:52 AM - Post#4047060    
    In response to carpe scrapum

prayers for quick recovery and for peace for all involved

 
buttonscrapper 
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02-13-13 10:40 AM - Post#4047092    
    In response to MindySue

Prayers being sent!


 
scrapanda 
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02-13-13 11:12 AM - Post#4047104    
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How scary! Sending prayers!

 
madimom_04 
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02-13-13 11:55 AM - Post#4047106    
    In response to scrapanda

Sending prayers!


 
rottiefan 
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02-13-13 12:13 PM - Post#4047108    
    In response to madimom_04

Prayers!

 
3 Little Ladies 
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02-13-13 02:15 PM - Post#4047134    
    In response to rottiefan

How scary! I hope he heals quickly.

 
Grandma to 3 
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02-13-13 03:42 PM - Post#4047148    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

sending good thoughts your way!!

 
Nora 
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02-13-13 05:08 PM - Post#4047170    
    In response to RedSquirrel

  • RedSquirrel Said:
Goodness. of course.

I wonder whether it was an infected gland?



That is a good question. I haven't been able to get ahold of my sister all day except by text. I don't know what the doctor said about it all.

My sister did text that he seemed to be doing all right and wasn't in a ton of pain. He was going to have to remain in the hospital a couple days more, though.

Thank you for all your prayers!!


 
Oscar T. Grouch 
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02-13-13 06:25 PM - Post#4047198    
    In response to Nora

Prayers

 
scrappinmamma 
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02-13-13 07:50 PM - Post#4047214    
    In response to Oscar T. Grouch

Prayers being sent to him! How scary for your sister and the rest of your family!

 
Kiwifarmer 
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02-14-13 05:25 PM - Post#4047402    
    In response to scrappinmamma

How bizarre,
Wishing him a speedy recovery

 
qaustriangirl 
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02-15-13 08:43 AM - Post#4047468    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

That is scary. I hope he feels better soon!

 
RedSquirrel 
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02-15-13 09:43 AM - Post#4047482    
    In response to qaustriangirl

How is he now Nora?

 
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