Posted by: allisonbarton | January 9, 2009

You Want To Do WHAT To My Baby?

Alex is having surgery.

At his fifteen month check-up, the Doctor asked us if we had noticed this.

He has a hernia. It’s an inguinal hernia and will be fixed on Tuesday. The surgery is a very routine procedure, and really is not a big deal. But my heart still skips a beat whenever I think about my little Alex being knocked out and cut open.

It’s just horrifying and sad. How do you explain to a 16 month old that they are going to be in pain for a few days because of an incision that is necessary to make them healthy from something that never bothered them in the first place?

Ugh. Just. Ugh.

Alex in Florida


  1. Oh this is horrible! I’m so sorry you are going through this. I’ll be thinking well wishes for cute little Alex. Good luck.

  2. *hugs*

    Fingers crossed for a super-quick surgery and an even quicker recovery period.

  3. Yikes! – poor guy. Poor You! I’m sure he’ll recover quickly. Kids seem to bounce back quick.

    A few years ago I had a friend whose three year old son had to have some sort of corrective surgery on his genitals (I can’t remember what for). I think it was the next day he was running around asking everyone if they wanted to see his “owie”.

  4. I think it’s going to affect you more than him. And, when did he get so gosh darn big??

  5. Aw… I’ll be thinking of all of you during the next week! Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Alex– I hope it’s easy on all of you.

  6. Oh my goodness, poor little guy! I’ll be sure to throw a prayer up for him. Hopefully he’ll bounce back quick!

  7. No worries! I had that surgery myself back in the 70’s and lived to tell about it. :) Rest easy, and it will be over before you know it.

  8. Hope it all goes well, and that YOU come through it unscathed ;)

  9. Oh you poor mommy.

    That is horrible stuff really.

    The IV is the worst part … oh sorry, now I’m probably making it worse.

    He’ll be fine – but you …. you will be damaged for life!

  10. Hang in there! He’ll be just fine, and so will you.

  11. I’m with AFF: What, did you leave that boy in the sun? He’s looks so big suddenly!

    Hang in there, mama. He’ll be fine — you’re the one who is traumatized!

    Let us know how it goes.


  12. Oh man, that sucks! But you know he’ll get through it… and in a few years, this will just be an interesting story he can tell his friends!

  13. Hope things went well today!

  14. Oh Allison, I just read this. I hope all went well, I’m sure it will. My daughter is now 20 weeks pregnant and is having a girl. I went to the Dr. with her yesterday and saw the baby’s 4 chamber heart beating and the spine and the profile and of course her girlness. We bought some baby girl things that day also.

  15. Aww poor Alex. I am sure it will be harder on you than on him. I will keep you both in my prayers on Thurs.

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