When it rains, it pours. We found out yesterday that Brody will have to have surgery in two weeks. He was born with Hypospadias, where the urethra opens just below where it should. In many cases, this can correct itself, and seeing as how Brody’s was very mild, the doctors thought that it would. The only “complication” was that he was unable to be circumcised at birth and would have to have a follow-up with a urologist at six months old. I didn’t talk about it on the blog because it was really a non-issue, and honestly, what little boy wants a bunch of women talking about his willy on the internet? I figured he’d appreciate the lack of discussion!
I took him to the pediatric urologist yesterday, and after the doctor took a look, he started discussing Brody’s surgery. I was completely caught off-guard. I honestly had not even thought about the surgery because I had been told so many times that it would likely correct itself. The surgery itself will take place at the children’s hospital on September 4. We have to be there at 7:15 and the surgery should start around 9:15. Basically, they are going to have to go in and snip the membrane between the urethral opening and the natural opening to help correct things. He will have to have a catheter in place for about a week after the surgery, and will have a lot of dissolvable stitches. Brody will have to be put under general anesthesia for this surgery, and I am a nervous wreck, to put it mildly. Right now, I honestly just can’t think about it. I dread this surgery. I am scared to death about the actual procedure, as well as his pain level afterwards. I can’t bear the thought of my child in pain, and it makes me physically ill to think about it.
Y’all are probably getting sick of all of this doom and gloom and my zillion prayer requests, but this is real life over here! Sometimes bad stuff happens, and I’m not about to gloss it all over to make everyone think my life is perfect for the sake of appearances. So if you would, please pray for my sweet little Brody and for a very safe, safe surgery!