I am going to assume that your son's appendix was not ruptured. Because there is slightly more pain with the regular incision (#1) and it may take 1-2 days to be discharged from the hospital. Because of the incision, children's sports or other vigorous physical activity is usually limited for around 3 weeks.
If the procedure was done by laparoscopy, frequently children can be discharged from the hospital the next day. Also, because there are only 3 very small abdominal incisions the physical activity restrictions can be significantly reduced. Regardless of what procedure is performed, the children are usually back to normal in 1-2 weeks. I hope this helps.
My daughter is having cleft lip correction surgery. Are there any risks involved with this procedure?
There are risks related to the anesthesia and this should be reviewed with the anesthesiologist before the surgery is performed.