Edited to add: I will be picking up G this afternoon. We'll have some things to watch for, but here's hoping he'll have smooth sailing after his arrival at home!
Thanks for prayers and good thoughts! G's white blood count went DOWN overnight, so the surgeon thinks he is NOT in any danger with the appendix. Maybe a virus. But they will feed him, wait for him to poop, and test that for e coli and assorted nasties before they send him home.
He's still in a little pain, but they haven't given him any meds except his IV fluids. So I think overall he is doing a fair bit better. Here's hoping he can come home today! :]