Little Susie had been complaining about a stomachache for the whole day. The
family doctor did not think that it was serious and sent her home. However in
the evening her condition got worse and Carrie, her mother, was very worried.
At nine in the night, Carrie decided that they should go to the hospital and see
a doctor there. So here husband took her and Susie to the hospital. At the
hospital, the doctor examined Susie and diagnosed her as having acute
appendicitis. He arranged for immediate
surgery. Things moved quickly and the hospital staff got Susie ready for the
They wheeled Susie into the operation theater while Carrie waited outside.
Her husband returned home to be with their other two children who were waiting
for news of their little kid sister.
An hour later, Susie was wheeled out of the operation room. The doctor
assured Carrie that the operation was successful. There was no
complication. Carrie was so relieved. Thank
goodness she decided to come to the hospital.
Carrie's husband came back to the hospital to see if things were okay. He was
also very relieved. As there was nothing else that he could do, he returned home
to look after the children. Carrie remained in the hospital with Susie. The
hospital provided a reclining chair for Carrie to sleep on but sleep was
impossible. She was just too concerned for Susie.
The next morning dawned bright and cheery. It had been a long stressful
night, but everything turned out well.