The Hernia Saga continues…

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



  1. 25th March 2013 / 8:26 pm

    I read an American family blog and their youngest baby recently had hernia surgery too. I have attached the link below in case it helps-I know as a mummy it is nice to read up and be prepared
    She is a really positive blogger and the surgery went smoothly so it might give you an idea a) of what to expect and b) provide a little comfort.
    Understand too if you’d rather not read but it is a lovely post.

    So glad that your Bea is being well taken care of! Keep strong, mummy!

    • 25th March 2013 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie – I’ll have a read now xxx

  2. 25th March 2013 / 10:46 pm

    So sad that Bea is suffering with this horrible thing. I hope the 12th comes quick. I don’t normally like to wish time away but in this case I so do! Big hugs to you all xxx

    • 26th March 2013 / 11:00 am

      It’s not nice – I’m the same about wishing time away. In someways I don’t want time to go quickly because I feel so sick about her going under anaesthetic, and feeling that pain post-op, but on the other hand I just want her to be well again and to stop having horrific days where she just screams in pain! xxx

  3. 26th March 2013 / 4:58 pm

    My brother had two of these ops when he was young, the one he had when he was 1 he was bouncing down the stairs on his bum the next day-kids bounce back quick. Hope the next couple of weeks go fast xx

    • 26th March 2013 / 6:56 pm

      That’s reassuring to know – thank you 🙂 xx

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