The appendix is a narrow tubular pouch attached to the intestines. When the appendix is blocked, it becomes inflamed and results in the condition known as appendicitis. If the blockage continues, the inflamed tissue becomes infected with bacteria and begins to die from a lack of blood supply, which finally results in the appendix bursting (perforated or ruptured appendix).
There is no way of predicting when appendicitis will occur or prevent it from occurring.
There are no proven risk factors for appendicitis. It has been suggested that potential risk factors may include a diet low in fiber and high in sugar, family history, and infection.
Well our Friend SJ is in the hopsital recovering tonight from removeal of something she didn't need. Her tiny incisions look great and she will probably be home tomorow night. Hh was distraught but did well visiting her BFF tonight in the hospital. We are looking forward to many more overnights for SJ with us.
Wishing her a speedy recovery and that she will be dancing again soon - love you little girl.