Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Queen Bee

We saw the urologist today regarding Elsie's hernia. He found the right side inguinal hernia, like we anticipated, but then also found another on the left side. While this sounds worse, I am actually thinking it is okay because from what I've read I've learned that infants who have a hernia repaired have a 50% chance of developing another hernia on the opposite side. But once a side has been repaired it is rare for the hernia to reoccur. So at least once she has the surgery she has little to no chance of needing another hernia surgery later.

The really stinky thing about this all is that the doctor didn't want to wait until she is three months old, because that is still quite a few weeks away. And because she is less than three months old, she will have to stay the night. And because the next two weeks are booked, the surgery is tomorrow. On my birthday. What a bummer! I will keep Eli with me too because I can't nurse him at home with Elsie in the hospital. Oh well. One thing at a time I guess!

**UPDATE**
Since the time I typed up this post Scott changed Eli's diaper, and wouldn't you know he found that Eli also has a hernia on the right side of his groin?!?!?!? UGHHH!!!!

2 comments:

Jenny said...

I can't believe this! I'm so sorry Malisa. You definitely need a good cake and ice cream to get through the day.

The Mrs. said...

Wow! I can't believe this is happening. I'm glad that you found the second to get that taken care of for miss Elsie and with Eli, I'm glad you found it now than later. Get it all taken care of and then no more. You tell those babies, no more doctors/surgeries/anything serious.

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Give hugs and kisses to them both for us!