My seven year old grandson had an inflamed appendix removed last Tuesday seven days after he had first complained of abdominal pains. Surgeon said he would suffer more than usual in recovery because he'd had to poke around to remove a lot of puss and straighten out the intestine. Despite having passed only a small stool two days later he was discharged yesterday (Friday). We know that his medication would have made the constipation worse but a friend has alarmed us by saying that his discharge before emptying the bowel was irresponsible. Should we be worried?
I should have added to my original message that in the days leading up to the operation my grandson had an Xray which showed his intestine was full. Hence the concern about the discharge from hospital with a full intestine!
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