Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Under the Knife
My little sweetpea is going under the knife on the 15th. Yep. He has to have surgery.
He has what's called a Hydrocele which is basically a fluid sac in his testicle. In a "nutshell" fluid is leaking into his testicle from openings that should have closed after his testes descended. The condition isn't life-threatening, but if left untreated he could develop a hernia so that's why it needs to be fixed. Plus, I'm pretty sure that a nut the size of a tangerine can't be comfortable for any male - no matter what age they happen to be.
I've known about the surgery for quite some time. In fact we had to reschedule it once already because he conveniently caught a cold and I guess colds and surgery and going under don't mix well.
But this time looks like it's a go. I have been really good about remaining calm, but I can feel myself starting to freak out a little more with each passing day. When I stop myself and think rationally about the whole thing, I know that things will be fine. But still - he's my baby, ya know?
I'm happy that this is getting taken care of that he won't be uncomfortable anymore, but damn, it's going to be a rough day.
I probably won't be posting a HASAY update on Monday because I will probably eat my weight in chocolate and fat and gain 20 lbs overnight. Holy cow - that would definitely elevate stress-eating to an all time high, wouldn't it?
When he's up and motoring around and things are back to "normal" I'll post again - maybe a couple at once. In the meantime, pray that my little guy sails through this and while you're at it - pray that I get lockjaw or something so that I won't devour every Krispy Creme at our local store!