Yesterday we went back to Children's Mercy for our consultation with the surgeon about Dasha's hernia. He was running about an hour behind so the kids were pretty antsy by the time we got back to the room. He came in and gave Dasha a quick examination. He was feeling her hernia and then immediately went down to feel her belly button, and said, "you know she has an umbilical hernia also right?" We were like yes we do. So then he asked some follow up questions, has it gotten bigger, does it stick out more at certain times etc. Then he gave his recommendation.
Her umbilical hernia should heal itself by age 3, but the incensional will not heal on it's own as her muscles are already weak there because of her previous surgery, it will have to be fixed no matter what. But what he wants to do is wait a year, to see if the umbilical will fix itself. If it does not, he will fix both at the same time. But he would rather only make 1 cut than 2. Understandable. But he said that if the incensional hernia gets bigger or becomes painful, then we will fix it sooner and if the umbilical is still an issue at that time, he will also fix it then. So sometime next summer she will have surgery, just hoping for one cut, and not two!
On a totally unrelated topic, I had given up on potty training and was going to work on it later on, but this morning, I went and got Dasha up and she told me, "stink", which is her cue that she dirtied her diaper. So I went to go change her, no poo. I said, "Dasha, do you need to poo?" "Yes." So off the the potty we go and we achieved poo. That was the first time she has ever told me she needed to go. Maybe we are closer than we thought!
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