Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hernia Update

Today we had Michael's consult for his hernia surgery. The doctor examined him and determined that he has a small hernia on one side and a larger one on the other side. The type of hernia that he has is a inguinal hernia. The surgeon will repair it with an outpatient procedure. The surgery is scheduled for Friday, July 8th.

Michael is on heart medication to slow the enlargement of his aorta from Marfan syndrome. He will have a cardiac consultation, as well as an echocardiogram, prior to the surgery. That is scheduled for this upcoming Monday and then we will go from there regarding the surgery. Hopefully that will be a good visit and the surgery will simply be a routine procedure.

4 comments:

Mel said...

Hope his upcoming surgeries go well. My hubby had an outpatient hernia repair a few years ago.

Carrie77 said...

Hope everything goes really well. Keep up updated!!

JenFen said...

Hope everything goes smoothly. Jake had hernia repair surgery the fall after he turned 5 (so very similar age) and he did very well throughout the whole the thing. I am sure Michael will do the same but if you ever want to talk, I am here.

Joanna said...

Yikes! I hope everything goes well and that Michael makes a quick recovery.