This morning at eight I called the urologist's office to inform them that Eli also has a hernia, and asked if there was any way we could fit him in today as well? I went ahead and stopped nursing him at six in the morning, just like I was told to do with Elsie. Luckily, they called me back fifteen minutes before I arrived at the hospital to say that yes, the doctor did say he could do the surgery.
The morning was incredibly difficult, as both babies were screaming to be fed from about nine until they were brought in to the pre-op room. The urologist came in to quickly look at Eli and he wasn't able to really see the hernia that Scott and I saw last night. All of the sudden it was not there! I started second-guessing myself, and thinking that I had wasted this doctor's time! But he said that if we saw it, it was probably there, and he thought he felt something there, but that maybe it had pulled back in. He said that he felt we should still do the surgery. And not only that, but he thought he should make incisions on both sides of Eli just to make sure that there isn't a hernia on the other side as well.
This made me nervous.
They took Elsie back first (probably because she screamed the loudest in the pre-op room!) and her surgery went well. I sat with her in recovery until the doctor came in to tell me about Eli. Apparently not only did he have a larger hernia on the right side (what Scott and I saw) but he also had a medium sized hernia on the left side... just like Elsie.
They moved the babies in two rooms for an over-night observation. I promptly moved them into the same room where they currently are snuggled in their crib bundled up together. They started nursing just about an hour after surgery was over, and seem to be back on schedule! Very cool. They are all repaired and will be ready to come home tomorrow! Thanks for all the prayers! And if anybody suspects their infant may have a hernia, Scott and I can provide that diagnosis! :)