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You’ll have to forgive me but I got to work at 5 this morning so my day is a little skewed along with my brain. I picked up lunch on my way back from a meeting and couldn’t understand why the place wasn’t busier – um, because it was only 11 in the morning. I’m taking a mental break to write this blog post and then jumping back in.
In case you missed it, here’s a cute video of my cute kid saying cute things:
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Tomorrow Liam has to have an ultrasound of his belly because he has a spot on his belly button that he has had since he was born that NEVER heals, as in, if he rubs it on something, he gets blood on that something (usually a t-shirt). We’ve had it chemically cauterized multiple times and it never fully heals so our pediatrician finally referred us to a dermatologist who instead referred us to a pediatric surgeon (because Liam clearly wasn’t going to sit still long enough for stitches in the office, which the doctor nicely put as, “He’s five, he’s not supposed to be able to sit still for that.”) The pediatric surgeon explained that Liam’s spot wasn’t an umbilical granulanoma as the dermatologist had thought but instead is something from his umbilical cord that got stuck on the outside rather than the inside. He asked me multiple times if urine ever came out of it, which I thought was odd, but can apparently happen as the feed to the bladder can get caught on the outside (the thought of pee coming out of Liam’s belly button actually makes me giggle and also I’m sure I would have had it taken care of much sooner if that were the case. The doctor thinks it’s a blood vessel but it could also be something attached to a cyst (hence the ultrasound). If something different were seeping out, it could be coming from the bowels and while he didn’t specifically say this, I don’t need a medical degree to assume it would be excrement-like. Thank goodness that was not the case. The human body is marvelous.
So, tomorrow we have the ultrasound to make sure there is no cyst and to determine the exact surgical course. Either way, surgery is scheduled for April 27 at the Children’s Hospital as Liam will have to be sedated. The doctor was explaining to me the process for outpatient surgery and I got to tell him it was familiar to me because my other son had a bone from his foot moved to his hand so we were old pros at outpatient surgery. I find it ridiculous that we have to go through the same procedures for Liam’s little open wound spot as we did for Jack’s hand but after watching Liam leaping from the exam table to the floor about five times during our visit, I totally agree that sedation is necessary. I wonder if will calm him down for the whole weekend? Here’s hoping. It is our anniversary that weekend, after all.
Spring Break is in full effect, though next week pretty much looks like any other week for me. Liam is thrilled though, about this magical thing called, Spring Break. I can only imagine the good things he thinks will happen.
We’ll keep you in our prayers that everything goes smoothly for you (and him). Happy Anniversary this weekend!
Anniversary is after the surgery, which gives me a month to come up with a gift idea. 🙂 what’s the appropriate 7th anni gift?
When life happens, it happens in full force. I’ll be praying for your Children’s Hospital adventure! I do hope that little Liam won’t be too disappointed to find out the truth about Spring Break. At least I know an egg hunt he’ll have fun at =)
I haven’t told them about Saturday yet but they are going to be beyond thrilled.
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