Tonight we found a lump in my 7 week old's groin that a quick trip to the emergency room confirmed is an inguinal hernia. It is not strangulated, but the doc at the hospital said he will need surgery as soon as possible and referred us to a pediatric surgeon to call on Monday.
I am so distressed at the idea of my LO having surgery. I can't bear the thought of him going under anasthesic and being in pain afterwards.
Has anyone been through this? Please share your experiences.
Is surgery the only option? How bad is it? How well did your LO recover? Were they in much pain afterwards?
I would appreciate any advice or information.