Monday, December 7, 2009

Lucy's Visit With Surgeon

We took Lucy to see the surgeon today. The pedi wanted her evaluated because she didn't like the way her hernia felt. The surgeon didn't like the way it felt either. She said she wasn't able to completely reduce it either and she isn't convinced that it really is an umbilical hernia. She thinks it may be more of a ventricle hernia that is just close to the umbilicus. She said they normally wait until they are a year or two older to do the repair but she is concerned that the defect is just small enough that it poses a greater risk of becoming incarcerated. So, they are operating next Tuesday, the 15th. It should be an out patient surgery. She promised they would give us good drugs for her when she comes home.