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Socialization, Really ?!

We took the reins of education back over 11 years ago.  Seeing that in print is still astonishing to me.  I can’t believe we’ve homeschooled that long.  1,043 more words

IC Warrior

Pediatric Appendicitis Practice Guidelines

Acute appendicitis is the most common, non-traumatic surgical emergency encountered in children. Early identification can lead to timely removal preventing perforation and its complications.  Abdominal pain is a common symptom in the emergency department.  385 more words

First Quarter 2017

The Day My Appendix Died

I just read one of those clickbait articles on Facebook titled something like “I prosecuted serial killers all my life but never really understood until this one came for me!”  The story is about a very physically healthy prosecutor who almost died of a heart attack.   5,388 more words

From The Gut Of My Soul

Straight, No Chaser: Appendicitis – When a Little Something Causes a Lot...

There’s not much that causes as much legitimate angst in parents as a child with appendicitis. In case you don’t know what the fuss is all about, the appendix is a 3 1/2 inch pouch on the edge of the large intestine near the right lower part of your abdomen. 504 more words

Behind The Curtain

Laissez les bons temps rouler

The pounds continue to roll off and now the dollars, too! I got to blow my entire deductible on an ER visit today. ( They are now called ED’s it seems; I’m so old school). 491 more words

Weight Loss

Dear, well you know who you are...


We’ve just celebrated Nigel’s 54th birthday. The boys really pushed the boat out on this one, knowing that I had to keep my budget low I shouldn’t wonder. 870 more words


'Antibiotics, not surgery, best for child appendicitis' says study.

Source: NHS choices

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Date of publication: February, 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: In this study, researchers aimed to see if  routine interval appendicectomy was actually required after successful non-operative treatment for appendix mass in children. 26 more words

Child Health