Lets add to the Stress

By Monday, July 19, 2010 6 , Permalink 0

The day Jacob was born his doctor told us that his testicles did not drop, but that it sometimes happen and there was no need to worry.

On his first doctor’s checkup his then pediatrician said the same thing but she did add that if they don’t drop by themselves, well, he is going to need surgery. Way to freak out a mother!

It’s 8 months later and only one has dropped. The other one is, who knows! His new pediatrician couldn’t find it! She referred us to a Pediatric Urology Doctor. Oh yeah, if that sucker doesn’t drop and stay hidden God knows where it can became cancerous. Lets keep freaking out the mother, shall we?

Cancer runs in my family so this has me a bit on edge. No need to stress just yet, I know. I still have to wait a couple of days to call the doctor and make an appointment. Something about waiting for the referral to get to his/her office.

Has anyone been through this? I really don’t want my baby to be put down at such young age! And I already told him that I want grandchildren so that he has to tell that sucker to come out now! Way to pressure an 8 month old boy, huh?!

I know it is all in God’s hands now. Please pray for us.

  • kadiera
    July 19, 2010

    We had that, along with some other concerns (my son was a micropreemie). At 9 months, he had hernia repair surgery, and they found his testicle right where it belonged – how they’d not known it had fixed itself, we’ll never know.

    While that may not happen for you, kids at this age recover from surgery amazingly quickly – we only gave tylenol for 36 hours after that surgery, and about 3-4 days of motrin for a much more extensive urologic surgery at about 20 months.

    Good luck!

  • Kimberly
    July 19, 2010

    Hello! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you make decisions. I am your first follower! yay me! Saw you on Bloggy Moms. ~Kimberly


  • veronica lee
    July 19, 2010

    Praying for your son.

    Hi! I’m a new follower of your blog. So glad we connected.

  • Miranda
    July 20, 2010

    We haven’t been through that, but I have been through two surgeries with my oldest daughter. Heart surgery at one month, and then removing an abscess on her leg (due to a MRSA staph infection) around 18 months, so I know how scary it can be. I’ll be praying it decides to drop down and your son can escape any medical procedures. And if he does end up needing one, trust me, kids recover SO quickly, it will amaze you! They’re tough little cookies, for sure.

  • Mary
    July 20, 2010

    Hi! am now following 🙂 found u also thru bloggy mums…
    Wishing u blessings for 4 ur son and some peace for ur stress levels…
    Life is such an ‘adventure’ isn’t it… That’s what I tell myself when the rollercoaster ride gets bumpy…


  • MusingMom6
    July 21, 2010

    I will definately be praying! Glad I made it here, nice blog!