Friday, December 04, 2009

#5 is Going to Have Surgery

It's a good thing our insurance is lasting until next month. #5 has to have surgery to remove a cyst in his eyelid. It's pretty common procedure --outpatient, 30 minutes, blah, blah --and so I'm not too worried. However, he does have to be put under anesthesia. Yuck. However, the risks outweigh the other risks, and so we're gonna do it sooner rather than later. Plus there's that insurance thing.

This is my first child to undergo any kind of anesthesia, not to mention surgery! #3 had to get his head glued, and #2 and to get her chin glued --we've never had broken bones, stitches, or surgery (besides my own back in 1998 for the broken nose). Well, I guess Brandon had some moles removed a few years ago. But still! This is new for me. I'm not that scared (hospitals and such don't make me nervous --neither do needles. I know, I'm amazing), but it's still kind of...anxious-making.

To those of you (especially Julie) who deal with this a lot, my love goes out to you.


Cheryl said...

Wow. Now I see why I need to edit every post. Sorry about all the mistakes!

Jocelyn said...

I just clicked onto Reader and saw this post.
I hope everything goes well for #5. It rarely feels "routine" when it's your own kid.
The good thing is anesthesia is very safe and they have excellent reversal drugs for when things don't go as expected. Like I said, though, that doesn't make it much less anxious when your child is undergoing it.

Good luck. When does it happen?

Oh, and that's a pretty impressive record!

Cardalls said...

quite impressive record! 3 out of my 4 have had surgery (lazy eye, ear tubes and broken elbow). I am sure all will be well, but still will keep the cute little one in my prayers :)

Annette Lyon said...

It may be routine to the doctors, but nothing is routine when you're the mom. Crossing fingers for you and #5!

Michelle Catherine Walker said...

Missing you! I know #5 and you, will do great. ;).