Originally Posted by tana'smama
My ds was born six weeks premature and had to have a couple of lines run into his belly button when he was in the NICU. He's been home for 4 weeks now and I'm noticing that when he cries his belly button sticks out. It's really weird looking in that it looks glassy too---sort of transparent.
My dh thinks it's a hernia and has put a quarter in a band-aid to hold it back in. Do any of you know if this will correct the problem or is surgery the only fix?
My daughter had this (never had any umbilical lines), except it started like that, but then was just popped WAY WAY out all the time. Her's was a good half an inch or so out from her belly. Freaky looking, but didn't hurt her a bit.
The doctors all said that she was fine, and that putting a quarter over it does nothing for the child, it just seems to help the parents feel like they are doing something (or not freak over looking at what looks awful!).
Adara hasn't had surgery and won't need surgery. However, her belly button still looks odd even though her hernia is healed. It sticks out a little more than one would expect and flops down a tiny bit.
Her hernia involved almost nothing more than the space of her actual umbilicus, so it didn't extend around the area.
An oddly shaped outie is her only carry over from this issue.