Monday, March 7, 2011

flare up

Malakai's hernia flared up on Friday night. It happened exactly like it did the first time and we were able to retrace our steps to pinpoint the cause. I'm almost certain it's aggravated by his new potty chair. We just picked it up on Monday to start practicing before bath time each night. Both times when his hernia happened it was the transition from potty chair to bathtub. I think it's the way he's sitting on the chair that strains the area. It's hard not to feel guilty and wonder if we hadn't introduced the potty chair if none of this would have happened. But it's too late for regrets, it is what it is.

Thankfully Dr. B showed us how to literally push it back in and we were able to do so fairly easily to bring him relief. Afterwards he had a very hard time going to sleep so we gave him some ibuprofen for the residual pain and he was good to go the rest of the night.

I'll be calling the surgeon on Monday to set up our initial appointment. I'm guessing we'll talk about all the details and schedule the surgery for sometime later this month. While I'll still nervous about surgery (especially anesthesia) I'm slightly looking forward to it so we can put the flare ups behind us and move forward towards Malakai's recovery.

After the drama on Friday night we had a fairly restful weekend. No plans or obligations on Saturday all day, which has been a long time coming for us. It was nice to hang out at home and get some rest.

Thanks again to all of you who are praying and thinking of us and especially Malakai. He's really just as good as normal other than when the hernia flares up, which I'm very thankful for.

Here's hoping this week turns out better than the last one!


  1. You blogged on Monday. Now that's an accomplishment :)

  2. I hate that he is going through this pain & will continue to pray that his hernia is taken care of very soon.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear your little guy has to go through this, but at least now you know what the problem is, you have some tools to ease the pain and you know a solution is on the way. Good luck and stay strong momma! amber :)


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