Tuesday, September 29

3 in a row?!

One of the hardest things to do as a parent is to see your child in pain. This summer while we were in Canada I noticed a little bump on Courtney in her groin. I did not know what it was but it was there all summer. As soon as we got home I made an appointment with her doctor to go get it checked out and the day we went sure enough there was no bump. When we went into see the doctor I explained the situation and she said it could be a hernia. She had her push out and sure enough it popped right back out. 
She referred us to a general surgeon and we went and had it looked at by him. Of course he confirmed that it indeed was a hernia and that quite possibly there was another one but he wouldn't know until he was in there.
We booked her hernia surgery and it was last week. She was very excited as they told her that she would be able to make a crown and then visit the popsicle room afterwards. 
She was extremely brave and did awesome in the hospital. After the surgery was over in recovery she was very groggy and grumpy. As to be expected. I know the times I have had surgery when I was a teenager waking up in recovery was the absolute worst.
They let us know that they went in with a scope and did the one side and checked out the other side where indeed there was another hernia. There was also an umbilical hernia on her belly button that was very small but he also repaired. Unfortunately there is a chance that they all could come back but it is rare.

The saddest part was when we were tending to her in her bed trying to get her to eat a little bit of her popsicle and she said through her tears "I didn't even want surgery!". It made both brain and I very emotional to see her so sad and so groggy and in so much pain. We brought her home a few hours later and she has just been recovering at home. We set up a bed in our bedroom beside ours for her to land in the first few days she literally couldn't even move. We had to carry her to the bathroom and even that she didn't want to do because of the pain. The doctor gave us a heavy pain medicine but it made her sick(vomiting everything) so we quickly switched to Motrin and Tylenol which helped a lot. 
Finally she has been on the mend it seems although there are still some times where it is very painful for her to move. It just makes my heart hurt to see her crying and in pain. I'm glad we got it fixed though because I know that it could have turned to something worse.

This picture was a few days before her surgery. Let's hurry up and get back to this point where she can move and lean over and play with her baby sister and be happy! We sure love you court.

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