Thursday, August 14, 2008

Grady's Surgery - Aug 29th

I’m starting to get nervous! Grady’s surgery is coming up in 2 weeks and mommy is starting to freak.

For those of you who don’t know, Grady was born with a birth defect called hypospadia and chordee. Check out the link for more info.
In short, his hole is on the underside of his penis and also he has a downward curvature. Everything is working correctly right now but he could have urinary problems later in life, plus it won’t look ‘normal’.

He’ll have 3 procedures done; a hypospadia surgery, a chordee release and a circumcision. They did not circumsize him at birth because they can use some of the extra skin to reconstruct his anatomy. My poor baby has been through enough already. (He was 5 1/2 weeks early and spent 2 weeks in the NICU where they took blood gases daily and he had iv's and breathing tubes all in him.) I hate that he has to go through this too. But I know it is necessary for his wellbeing.

He’ll have to be put under and will need an epidural. I'm praying everything will be fine, that the surgery will be a success and that he won't go through a lot of pain. They said he might have a catheter in for a week, hopefully he won't need one. I'm going to take off that week to stay at home and comfort him. He won't be out of my hands for a second. ;)

If you will please, pray for Grady’s strength and for a speedy recovery!
Thank you!


stephen c said...

I'll pray for him.

Sherrie said...

Of course we will pray for him but I know the Lord will take good care of him and you all also.
Love you all,