It has been three weeks since Busby had the operation to fix her sliding inguinal hernia, and the change in her is remarkable. She bounced back almost immediately from the operation; Calpol was our friend the day after, but by Sunday she was wanting to move again – kicking her legs around in excitement, happy that it didn’t hurt anymore. She is no longer tentative with fear that the hernia might pop out, whilst she jiggles and wiggles about. It is so joyous that the high-pitched scream of pain, that she would give every time the hernia reared its ugly head, has gone!
I have noticed that certain developmental actions she was starting experiment with, like rolling and caterpillaring, have stopped. I know this isn’t forever, but it was so lovely to see her moving by herself, and I can’t help but feel a little saddened by this. However, this sadness in no way outweighs the elation that I have my happy, smiley baby back! She’s even back in the bouncer, and enjoys it so much more hernia-free.
We have our follow up appointment at the end of May, so fingers crossed all went well and she can be discharged. We’ll be starting baby swimming in the next few weeks, and I’m loving all the smiles, raspberry-sounds and dimples that are currently on display for us to enjoy!
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