Wednesday evening we planned on getting Gideon a haircut. But my dirty little hippie had other plans that included appendicitis and an appendectomy. Two words I now know how to spell. I believe I knew Gideon had an appendix, I just never once thought of it before. Wednesday afternoon he complained of a tummy ache and could barely walk, hunched over, grabbing his side. It was clear that he was in serious pain. I took him to the doctor and two hours later we were in the ER. I'm too exhausted to write out the details, but it was a traumatic night for everyone. Thursday morning he had surgery, which was successful and relatively quick (the appendix hadn't burst). We brought him home Friday evening and he's doing well and recuperating.
Chris explained to me that Gideon took the next step in evolution by shedding an unnecessary organ. So please note, not only is my kid better looking than yours, he's also more evolved.