Whew! It’s been a while since our last post and boy do we have lots of updates for you. I wanted to first say thank you! Thank you for all of your prayers during Declan’s last procedure. He came out of it like a trooper and we are so thankful to the Lord and all of you who thought of us.
This time Dex went in for what you call a Hydrocele. Here’s a brief definition below:
A hydrocele (HI-droe-seel) is a fluid-filled sac surrounding a testicle that causes swelling in the scrotum. Hydrocele is common in newborns and usually disappears without treatment during the first year of life. Older boys and adult men can develop a hydrocele due to inflammation or injury within the scrotum
Declan was not born with this, it actually developed over time. While in most cases this condition goes away on it’s own, in our case it was recommended that we have surgery to repair it due to the size. Of course we were not happy to hear he had to go under again, but we know we have been led to right doctors and nurses so we were confident that he was in good hands. When the doctor came out to give us the update we were surprised to find out he actually found ANOTHER hernia! Boy were we glad they decided on the surgery, and again so thankful. His doctor was able to repair the hernia at the same time which was a relief!
After Declan came out of from under Anesthesia, you would have not believed he just had surgery. He was running around and paying with Bodie like normal. He was a little sore but, WOW, this kid is just something else. We were pleased. After a few days he was up and running as he normally would. My mama heart was at ease, well for a couple of weeks then we received more news…
After 3 weeks we went back for a check up and we a little concerned because Dex was still very swollen. We knew to expect swelling and bruising but this was a little excessive. After his checkup the doctor looked at me and said the words Mike & I were dreading – The Hyrdocele came back. Awesome. My heart dropped and the doctor literally put his hand on my shoulder and said I know this is annoying. He said it can happen and he’s seen it many times. Unfortunately for Declan that meant another possible surgery. UGH! The good news is we don’t have to go in right away. He advised us to wait at least three months since he’s so young and it can go away on it’s own. If within 3 months he is still swollen, you guessed it, we go in again. Another procedure and the 6th time Dex would have been under anesthesia since he was born. Okay Lord, we know you won’t give us more than we can bear so we are trusting you and believing that all will be okay.
So, that’s where we are today. It’s been 5 weeks since his surgery and now we are just waiting and checking Dex daily (multiple times a day ) , preparing for our new baby and living each day with a smile even though it’s hard sometimes. God has us and we’re clinging to him! Would you join us in prayers for Dex, his well being and our family? We so appreciate you and all of your good vibes.
I ‘ll have more updates in the next couple weeks including an update on his group therapy sessions!
Hugs, Love and kisses,