My Aunt Lori, in St. Louis, had an emergency appendectomy on Monday. It actually burst on Saturday, but she didn't go to the hospital until 1 am Monday morning. Needless to say, she's very blessed to be in the hospital at all. She'll be there until Thursday and then they think she'll be home for about six weeks before going back to teaching at the Abiding Savior Pre-school. She's feeling pretty sick right now, so many prayers are still needed for healing and patience.