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I was wondering if anyone has had surgery performed on their son to correct hypospadia?
DS is 8 months and due for surgery next Friday (21/07). I am curious as to general recovery time and length of the procedure, plus as to whether the surgery was sucessful.
And any fears or cheers you experienced.
Hi Spewies Mum
Have you found this thread?
I think there might be some experience in there.
my son had his fixed when he was 9 months old.
the procedure is relatively straightforward.
the worst part basically is just having your bub in hospital having the operation. they just look soooo small and helpless.
obviously you would have been told all about the procedure and know that your bub will have a catheter in for around 1 week that drains into his nappy. we had some dramas with this as there seemed to be alot of bleeding around the bandages that were wrapped around the willy. we actually had his bandages changed 2 times in the week as we were so worried. if I were you I would ask your surgeon what sort of bleeding is "normal" and what should be a cause of some worry. (we ended up at the emergency department of the hospital due to the bleeding).
after the op bub crawled around normally - as if he didn't even know he had a catheter in (plus a double nappy). we did try to keep him in the pram and highchair a bit more than normal as we were totally paranoid about the catheter coming out.
after about 1 week he had the catheter out (which he didn't even notice getting down thank god!!!).
he had a monthly checkup then one at 4 months, etc etc.
it has healed beautifully - it looks like a "normal" circumcised willy.
they are very groggy coming out of surgery - I it is really upsetting seeing them like this - they just want heaps and heaps of cuddles.
i'm being as truthfull as possible here - best to be prepared - feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.
Thanks BubbaGanoush. Happy to hear the truth. The surgeon has told us how simple the operation is but as a mother the last thing I want to see is my baby drugged, unconcious and in a hospital bed.
We've been told about the catheter, double nappies and dressing. I was wondering about mobility afterwards - DS doesn't sit still these days.
I think the worst thing for me is a dream I had recently - changing his nappy to find his little penis had dropped off after the surgery. ARGH! It was just a dream but it's at the forefront of my thoughts at the moment.
I've downloaded a fact sheet from a site listed in another thread. I will add your comment about "normal" bleeding.
All the best for the surgery!
My DS had his first correction done just after his first birthday (the day after) and then another operation just before his 2nd birthday (3 days before!!!).
We have just gone last week for our 12 month check up after that and have been given the news that his penis looks fantastic and is straight, there are no fistulas and the tiny bit of excess skin he has underneath he will grow into. We were SO excited and just over the moon.
We now have to go back in 2 years to have another assessment but we are so happy we went ahead and did it all. All that pain and torment, mostly for us parents, was SO SO SO worth it.
I still can not believe how much our ds bounced back after the surgery...kids are so amazing.
My only advise would be to go with your gut instinct. If you think something is wrong, anything, go to the Hospital or Dr and ask about it. Don't feel silly, just do it. Ask as many questions as you need to and if need be over and over...this is your baby you have the right to be informed and comfortable (well as much as you can be).
Also............CRY! I did...lol. It is a perfectly normal reaction and my ds Dr was so so sweet about it! lol.
Let us know how you are going and if there is anything else you need to know.
Just letting you all know that the surgery went really well today. Now we are just waiting for the drugs to wear off before the real fun begins!
That is great news................
You may be very surprised at how the little fella is. We certainly were. They are so resillient (sp?) they amaze me!!!
I hope your weekend goes well and keep us posted!
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