A) We wanted him in because I had already hit my deductible. Might as well add to hit the family one. Yikes!
B) We didn't want obstruction or gangrene to happen.
C) It wasn't going to go away on its own. He had it at least a few years.
D) He'd have some recovery time before school started back up.
Travis took the boys to the doctor, and the pre-op appointment. I love the boy's doctor, but I am annoyed that he didn't look into there being a hernia before at his last appointment. At least we caught it before obstruction or gangrene happened!
I took much of Friday off to be with Mica for surgery.
The boys used to beg me to go to Children's Hospital. It was a big deal when we went. I never would let them go because I sure as heck didn't want them to pick up anything at the hospital. We really only went when one our our own kids had to go, or when my nephew Emerson was in the hospital.
We had to be there 2 hours before the surgery time.
He didn't complain about being hungry at all. Surgery was at 1:30, and he hadn't had anything to eat, since 6:30 the night before.
The most pain he had was the IV being poked into him.
He laid there reading a book called Ugly, which is kind of like Wonder only less emotional (according to Mica).
I didn't see him for a little over an hour.
The nurses were cracking up over the stuff the was saying!
He dreamed about Jen and Pat talking about Mine Craft, which I happen to call Mine Crap. He wised he dreamed about kissing a girl.
He was freaking out about not having boxers or pants on.
He kept covering up his head to look at his incision; even thought it was covered up.
He went to the bathroom, but came back apologizing to the nurses and me because he forgot he was supposed to sit, and not stand to pee.
Then when he was handed his bear, which they give everyone he named him, "Hernia Man". He said he had to name him that because Isaak got one and named him, "Stitches" when he was younger. I'm just glad he didn't name him "Nut Job" because that's what Mica and Travis kept inappropriately calling his procedure.
Meet Hernia Man:
We got home safe and sound. Mica asked if he could take his hospital band off. I messed with him and said, "No! You have to leave that on until you're all better. That's how they track you!" I think he believed me for a minute.
He's done really well! Kind of looked peeked. No fever, rashes, and just a little muscle pain. I only had to give him 1 big pain pill. His surgery strips fell off. He kind of panicked with that. I told him that the nurse said that may happen.
He only has to miss 2 weeks of activity. That's 1 week of gym participation.
What kinds of surgeries have you had? I had 2 C-Sections and the nose surgery. The nose surgery was far worse than the C-Sections.