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post #41 of 51
I'm so glad that Alex's surgery went well!

We have an appointment with a pediatric urologist on Jan 19th for a second opinion.

With palpitation, I have been able to guide Zander's testicles down to the scrotum. I try and do it once every day or so. I *think* they are staying down some of the time, but he gets all tickly and giggly about it, so I don't check him as often as I'd like to.

Interestingly, we found out that DH's brother has retractile testicles. I'm not sure if its genetic or not...

I'll let you know what we find out.
post #42 of 51
Thank you LeosMama!

Maida, I didn't know testicles were ticklish! Better than being painful though! I'm curious to find out how the pediatric urologist appt on Jan 19th goes. Even if he does need surgery, he probably wouldn't need as many incisions as Alex. Crossing my fingers for you!
post #43 of 51
Shanna, thank you for sharing your experience. How is the recovery going?

Last night when I was changing Zander's diaper, he told me "Check my tentacles, mom" LOL!

I looked down and could see that his testicles were actually in the scrotum. I burst into tears, I was so happy about it. :

The next time we changed him, they were back up, but at least I know that they "reach." So, if he does have to have the surgery, it won't be so severe. :

Or maybe he won't have to have it at all...

Our follow up appt is on Thursday. Please keep us in your thoughts and send descending vibes our way
post #44 of 51
We just got back from the doctor who told us that Zander has RETRACTILE testicles and is perfectly normal and does not require surgery.

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I am the happiest mama on the planet right now!

It was the best doctor's appt ever. The ladies in the office were so nice and just doted on the boys while we waited. They got stickers, lollipops and really enjoyed their saltwater tank. They usually don't get very many kids there, being a urological office.

Anyway, the doctor said that since Zander's testicles (or as Zander calls them: tentacles ) go all the way down to the bottom of his scrotum, that he is normal.

It's possible that Zander was just very tense the day of our first appt, which is why the other doctor recommended surgery. I don't fault the other doctor...neither of his testicles were down that day.

Anyway, I'm just happy that my baby is not going under the knife! :
post #45 of 51
Fabulous news!
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post #47 of 51
Oh that is great news!!!! I'm so happy you guys don't have to go through this surgery. Alex is almost all healed, the scars are a little pink but there's no more bruising on his scrotum. It's kinda weird to see both testicles in his scrotum now when I change his diaper! :-) It's great that both of your boys had such a good time at the doctor's office too
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post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by maida
We just got back from the doctor who told us that Zander has RETRACTILE testicles and is perfectly normal and does not require surgery.

:
I am the happiest mama on the planet right now!

It was the best doctor's appt ever. The ladies in the office were so nice and just doted on the boys while we waited. They got stickers, lollipops and really enjoyed their saltwater tank. They usually don't get very many kids there, being a urological office.

Anyway, the doctor said that since Zander's testicles (or as Zander calls them: tentacles ) go all the way down to the bottom of his scrotum, that he is normal.

It's possible that Zander was just very tense the day of our first appt, which is why the other doctor recommended surgery. I don't fault the other doctor...neither of his testicles were down that day.

Anyway, I'm just happy that my baby is not going under the knife! :
What wonderful news!!! to you and your ds!
post #49 of 51
Thank you so much everyone for your well wishes! I am sure you can imagine how thrilled we are!
post #50 of 51
I just read through this thread and how nice it is to get instant satisfaction!! I am SO GLAD that you decided to get a second opinion!! YAY for your family!!
post #51 of 51
That's fantastic news! My husband has the same thing. I'm so happy you got a second opinion!!!
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