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Doctor Appointment

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Doctor Appointment


Well, Jack had his two month wellness exam on Monday. He weighs 13 pounds 5 ounces!! He's doubled his weight from when we left the hospital and is in the 88th percentile. He's also grown three inches. Big boy!! The doctor did have one concern. One of Jack's little testicles was big and had a lot of fluid in it. He was worried that it could be a hernia and wanted us to take him to a pediatric surgeon as soon as possible as it would need to be operated on if it were a hernia. He gave us a referral to a very well-respected pediatric surgeon and we we were able to get an appointment for Tuesday morning.

The very thought that Jack might have to have surgery at 9 weeks of age was terrifying. It was very stressful for Charles and I to imagine Jack requiring surgery, no matter how "minor" and "routine" the doctor said it was. It was still surgery, and would require anesthesia and recovery, and possibly a night in the hospital! Not to mention fasting beforehand - the little guys eats every 1-2 hours during the day, so I was really worried about him having to fast.

Tuesday morning we took Jack in to meet the surgeon (who we really liked and were immediately at east with). To make a long story short, Jack does NOT need surgery at this time and hopefully never will. He doesn't have a hernia - he has what's called a "hydro seal." In very technical medical terms (HA!), when the testicles descend into the scrotum they go through two little tubes, which close up behind them. In Jack's case the tubes didn't close, so fluid from his belly is filling up his scrotum. At this point it is nothing to worry about, and we heard the fabulous news that no surgery is required at this time. WHEW!! So, we will have a follow-up visit in June to make sure things are under control and until then we just need to watch it.

And on to something else now (since I'm sure some day Jack will not be happy hearing that I was discussing his testicles with everyone on the internet...)! Ziggy went to his new home yesterday! He truly could not have a better home. His new dog daddy emailed us when he got home to tell us that a Dallas police officer pulled up next to him (in rush hour traffic), rolled his window down, and went on and on about what a beautiful dog Ziggy is! I couldn't be happier with that match. Ziggy is at Doggie Day Care today and about to become one spoiled dog!



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At February 6, 2009 at 6:40 PM , Blogger foxychao said...

hee hee...

 

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