After almost two months of worry, stress and pain we finally have answers and a solution! On Thursday morning we found ourselves in the Consultant Surgeon’s office at the Children’s Hospital. After examining Busby he sat us down and explained that her inguinal hernia would not heal itself over time (unlike her umbilical hernia), and that unfortunately she’d have to have an operation to sort it out. It should only be keyhole surgery, but they may have to open her up if they can’t do everything they need to as she’s so tiny.
She’s all booked in for 12th April, so we don’t have too long to wait. The operation is fairly routine and should only take an hour; we’ll be home by dinner time. This doesn’t stop me feeling absolutely terrified; I’m dreading the thought of my happy little baby going under the knife, even though I know it’s for the best. As I write this post, Busby is asleep on me after a long day of crying and pain caused by the hernia. I can’t wait for her to be back to normal, and then we’ll finally be able to start baby swimming and baby massage classes; two things we haven’t been able to do yet!
|Playtime!: A happy Busby|