DS (5.5) has hernia!

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Registered: 04-03-2003
DS (5.5) has hernia!
Fri, 07-18-2008 - 10:07pm

DS is confirmed to have hernia and needs surgery soon. Dr said before school starts. I was hoping I can wait until 6. But either 5 or6 still so young to be put down completely. My HMO doc will send us to a surgen for surgery. I am not sure 2nd opinion will be much different within the HOM system. I searched for alternative treatment on line but no luck except an article mention specially trained therapist can push it back. DH had two at age 9 and 13. DS's cousin had surgery at 13. It seems that it runs in the family.

He is runing around no problem, swimming like a fish. I can see and feel his small intestine in the groin area but he says it is ticklish.

Anyone advice would be appreciated.

Thanks so much. Jessica

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Fri, 07-18-2008 - 11:18pm
I don't have any experience with hernias, but I do have some with surgery.