Aliens in the Apple

Appendix: Franci won’t have one for much longer

Ben 22 Nov 2010 Family

We got the tummy bug over the weekend — fun for the whole family! But Franci’s “bug” hung around, and then got more and more painful. Turns out she has acute appendicitis. They’re going to cut her open tonight (might as well not “mince” words) and remove her appendix.

But thank God for high-tech medicine and quick diagnoses! Prayer appreciated.

Comments (8)

Liana Havelaar 22 Nov 2010 at 10:04pm

Oh dear, hope that all goes well, and we’ll pray for a speedy recovery!!

andre HOLTSLAG 22 Nov 2010 at 10:43pm

Hi Ben and Franci,
May the Lord watch over the surgery and grant a quick recovery. Thanks for letting us know. I will send out a prayer alert. Hope the health insurance is comprehensive!
Every blessing in Him,

Anna-Banana 22 Nov 2010 at 10:48pm

I am praying for you all! Get well soon, Franci!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you guys.

Ben 22 Nov 2010 at 10:56pm

Thanks very much, Andre. (I hope so too! But in the meantime, I’m just happy she’s getting good, swift care. :-)

Aunt Bekky 23 Nov 2010 at 12:33am


*shakes head*

We’ll be praying.

Lydia 23 Nov 2010 at 2:11am

We’re praying Ben and Franci - that the surgery goes/went well and that you recover quickly. We’ll also pray that your little ones don’t get too upset or worried about what’s happening to Mum.

Lois Hoyt 23 Nov 2010 at 2:14am

By now the deed is probably done. We are praying for a good recovery and look forward to your next post or email, Benjamin. With our love, Mum

Marcelle 23 Nov 2010 at 2:30am

Dear Marica,

Your Ouma tells me that your Mamma had to go to hospital for an operation. Please give her a hug from me, and tell her that I am praying for her and you all. I hope you and your Pappa are feeling MUCH better now. Hopefully Esther doesn’t get that nasty bug. You’re probably being a super good girl and helper for your Pappa aye - he’ll be missing your Mamma. Hug for you and little Esther too. Love from Marcelle.