Our neighbors daughter was rushed in for emergency surgery last night and she is only 10. While she may be our neighbors child, their kids have always been like ours. She did pull through alright and they sent us an e-mail in the wee hours of the morning letting us know she was awake.
They took her in for what they thought was a really bad case of the flu and it was actually appendicitis. Her appendix was supposed to be no larger than her pinkie finger and was actually about the size of her fathers index finger and his is more than three inches long. The appendix had also started to rupture, so they had to spend some time cleaning that up as well.
So while her parents were at the hospital with her all night, we stayed with their other four kids all night answering all their questions.