Kesunder, good luck! DH had tummy pain and was a bit "off" on holiday this summer. His appendix ruptured when we were in the wilds of Arizona. 2 hospitals, one $38k helicopter evacuation, 4 operations, a week on life support in ICU and another week on a "normal" ward later, he receovered, but for most of that week it was touch and go. We think there are some ongoing effects from the peritonitis, and the Americans really blitzed him with every antibiotic going. Oh yeah, I had to drive the motor home and look after the DDs, and generally hold it all together 5000 miles from home. School was a breeze when I went back (late) in September I think you're doing the right thing.