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|Wed, 02-27-2013 - 7:11am|
My 9 year is having surgery on april 1st. We've known this was coming for years and before we met with our dr in January was reading up on line and some had a 6 week no sports so we were thinking baseball is definately out. The surgery is on his gum. He is getting bone from his hip implanted into his gum because of cleft. His dr only restriction is NO CHEWING for 6 weeks. She said while getting hit in the face can be risky it would do less damage then chewing. When he feels up to it he can resume normal activity. Now when we met with her DS was ok with not playing baseball, we had pre warned him but then last night when discussing signing my youngest up he said he wants to!!
So surgery is april 1st and baseball will start about 2 weeks after. He has a high tolerance for pain and this is surgery number 5 so we have a good idea is overall bounce back. The no chew causes some issue but I fully expect him in school after 3 weeks (school vacation is 2 weeks after surgery). generally most coaches get them practicing week of school vacation with games starting after the following weekend. If we do it I intend to fully disclose on registration form about the surgery. His coach from last 2 years isn't coaching so its a hit or miss if we will get an understanding coach (we have doosies) We play until end of June so I know by middle to end of season he will be his old self and I just hate this interupting his life more then it needs to but then I am worried not only about getting hit in face by a freak accident (was going to beg coach just stick him in way left field especially early in season no kid ever gets it that far out) but then I was worrying which hip would he be sliding on that hip or maybe I am just being over panicky