In other news, our little patient seems to be doing quite well. My sister's little boy, Yikealo, was hospitalized Saturday night and had an appendectomy on Sunday morning. His appendix had ruptured, but he is such a tough little guy and has a very high tolerance for pain! My mom and I, along with Shana, Malia and cousin Zavier drove to Akron Children's Hospital yesterday to visit him. When we got there, he was sleeping peacefully. My brother-in-law, David, tried to wake him after a bit, and then Yikealo started making very fake, exaggerated snoring sounds. When he finally opened his eyes, this is what we got:
I think he was starting to feel a bit better, don't ya think? After a little while, we took a walk down the hall to a children's play area, and he walked all the way there and back without a complaint. He was pretty tired when we got back to the room, though, so then he laid in bed and played with bubbles and a balloon that we had brought for him.
And Zavi and Malia had fun playing with the Leapster together.
We're so glad you're feeling better, Yikealo! Hope you can come home soon!