Thanks to those who responded on Maw's ramble this morning. My son was rushed for emergency surgery this morning for appendicitis. It hadn't burst, which was good, but it was very swollen and infected. His doctor even brought us a photo of it before he removed it. Yuck!! He was in a lot of pain, (TJ not the doctor) so they knocked him out with morphine and we left to let him sleep. They are putting a cot in the room for his wife, she went home to change and let the dogs out. They are expecting to send him home some time tomorrow. They just got back from their NCL Sky cruise a couple days ago. Good thing it waited! I don't think the Caribbean has been kind to them, before their last vacation there his wife tripped and broke her ankle in 3 places and had to have surgery.