Maggie Sajak, Pat's daughter, made a special guest appearance as a letter turner while Vanna White took over the role of host Monday night. Maggie said it was a "bittersweet" experience because her dad couldn't be there. Pat was hospitalized back in November due to a blocked intestine that required surgery and several weeks of healing. Pat IS back to filming new episodes that start airing next week.
Maggie said she knew things had to be serious when her dad, who isn't a complainer, started having severe abdominal pain. She says they don't go to the emergency room for the little things. She's definitely happy to see her dad recovering and getting back to work.