Stripes, as he has been named, helped calm Paige and keep her company when she was unexpectedly admitted to hospital on Saturday.
I'm not the type of person to rush to the doctors and it's incredibly rare for me to go to the emergency department, so it never crossed my mind that the stomach pain Paige was experiencing could be an appendicitis. She played netball and then came home and did her chores! The poor girl looked so awful I finally Googled the symptoms of an appendicitis, then I quickly bundled her in the car and took off. I knew I was right when the triage nurse had us in with a doctor within 10 minutes.
She had surgery within 24 hours, everything went really well and she's now recuperating at home. The public hospital system gets a lot of criticism, but I have nothing but praise. The surgeon, doctors, nurses and all the other staff were just amazing.
So thank you to the Red Cross Volunteer and a huge thank you to all the staff at the Monash Medical Centre.
There was quite a bit of pinterest planning done while we were in hospital so there should be some sewing to share soon.