Well how your life can become complicated in a very short space of time..remember the post I wrote about my precious 9 year old girl only a couple of weeks ago??Well last Wednesday we went on a journey we don't want to repeat ever again!! Zoe was unwell mon/tues last week and I took her to the local doctor at 9am on Wednesday and didn't return home until 12pm Monday.... Nice holiday I hear you ask?? well NO!! We Spent 5 nights in CHCH hospital. Zoe had to have her appendix out. So after a very long Wednesday in Acute Assessment it was decided that an operation was needed she didn't go in to have the surgery until after 11pm so her and I were not back in the ward until after 2am!!! Freaky and Horrible and very emotional seeing your little girl go to sleep under general anesthetic and then having to wait on my own in a horrible hospital waiting room all by myself waiting for news...She came through the op reasonably well and they said it was well infected and the next step would have been a burst appendix, so we thank ourselves lucky that was not the case as it can be very dangerous. So after lots of sleepless nights in a ward with 5 other children and there parents coming and going we are safely back at home and loving it.Zoe is improving daily but has lost a couple of kilos and is very tired and drained, so we are building her strength up as we can.....Coming out of hospital makes you very appreciative of fresh country air and sunshine cause I tell you what there is not much of that in hospital!!