Last Friday night easy child began having severe abdominal pain and a fever. I thought he might have been coming down with the stomach flu, so I gave him and Ibuprofen and he fell asleep. He woke up the next morning in even worse pain, so I took him to the ER. After discovering he had a temp of 103.5, they ran tests and found he had gallbladder disease. His gallbladder was removed later that night. The surgeon who performed the surgery said his gallbladder looked terrible. He really couldn't provide a good answer as to why an otherwise healthy 13 year old boy would develop such a severe infection. easy child ended up staying in the hospital for 3 and a half days due to a fever that wouldn't go away. I am grateful the hospital allowed me to spend the night with him. I was a nervous wreck the whole time, but mangaged to stay brave for easy child's sake. He was finally released from the hospital on Tuesday of last week. We had our follow up appointment with his pediatrician on Friday. His doctor is baffled at how he could have developed gallbladder disease, which he is saying is incredibly rare in a teenage boy. easy child seems to be doing fine, other than on again/off again pain in his abdomen. I'm the one who's a wreck. I know I shouldn't have done this, but today when I got to work I researched gallbladder disease and surgery and found a bunch of complications that can happen. Now I'm worried sick that something bad is going to happen to easy child. Bile leakage is a common complication of gallbladder surgery, and can be fatal. I wish I had never looked it up online cause now I'm freaking out. Today is easy child's first day back to school. As soon as I pick him up I am going to check him for fever. I thought he felt warm this morning but my boyfriend told me he felt perfectly cool to the touch. Since the surgery I am finding myself obsessing over easy child's health and safety. I am in a constant state of paranoia that something bad is gonna happen to him. If you could all keep us in your thoughts and prayers I'd certainly appreciate it. I am overly paranoid and miserable right now.