My daughter is currently in the hospital from a ruptured appendix. They are treating the infection with antibiotics though a PIC line and they inserted a tube to drain the abscess. She was in tremendous pain a few days ago. However, now she's doing a lot better and the surgeon is telling us that her appendix will not have to be removed. That it can heal itself. I've never heard of such a thing. Is it possible for an appendix that has already ruptured to heal itself ? If yes, can it rupture again?