Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: rural suburban Seattle
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My son has hid undescended testicle and resulting hernia corrected a couple wks before his 2nd bday. Accd'ing to the urologists and our pedi they've pinpointed that as the best window (before 2 yo, but not much earlier) to correct it so that it doesn't impede or prohibit future fertility, or foster testicular cancer. Take that as only 3 opinions, though, and look into it yourself, too!
That being said, Cole did so so so well w/ the surgery we were amazed. His big beef w/ it was that they put the IV in his thumbsucking hand. Once he got that out, he popped his thumb in and took a 45 min nap in my arms. Then he was up and about eating crackers and drinking juice and he was jumping before we left recovery. Gave me the woozles, but he was FINE! His recovery was a snap, too. The worst part was taking of the band-aid, and he didn't even need the rx pain meds at all. I did give him regular Tylenol, but he may not have needed that, either.
Best wishes, it's frightening in spite of being common!
* Holly * rural Seattle suburban SAHM to Elizabeth 11 * Cole 9 * Annie 5 * Blaise 3 * and Urban 2 mos *