Thursday, October 04, 2007

He's Much Better Now

We sent him back to daycare today, no fever this morning. I've been doing lots of research on hernias so I am prepared when I talk to the ped surgeon. I'm not putting my poor kid through any torture I can avoid. It seems there is another condition called a hydrocele, which is very similar to a hernia, but it is only fluid filled (as opposed to intestines coming through the hole) and it will usually go away on it's own by their 1st birthday. I am hoping that he has this and not an actual hernia. I also found out hernias/hydroceles are very common in preemies, and it is usually very difficult to make a definitive diagnosis of one vs. the other. Just my luck. Anway, our fingers are crossed.