I snapped this photo right after they gave her the meds and before her surgery. We (Jared, Diane and I) were aloud to all be in the room during the procedure. They did have her in an operating room due to the risk of her to stop breathing during the sedation. Once Ryan was “out” everything started and it was not something I ever want to go through again. He the Dr. tried and tried and tried and had no luck. I was so big and the “hernia” didn’t change in size one bit. All the while my “sedated” daughter screamed her little head off because of the pain she was in. That was the hardest that she was sedated and she still felt so much pain she fought through the sedation and cried and cried and cried.
I was very thankful when the Dr. stopped and said it didn’t work and you have to know when to quit. Then he went on to say “this has never happen before, I’m now not sure this is a hernia we are looking at. I’m going to call the surgeon and we will go from there.”
Next thing I now the surgeon walked into the room to take a look at Ryan. He said I just have to see what we are dealing with. He took ONE look at Ryan and said this is not a hernia. It is in the wrong spot and showed us what he was talking about. He said I have never seen anything like this. That he was not sure and he wanted to look over the ultrasound that was taken and run another.
Ryan and I headed down to ultrasound and have one more ultrasound.
We get back to our new room, (3rd room since we had been there) My husband was so tired and had passed out. I know he will hate this photo but I just had to take it.
Surgeon walked back and said this… “Radiologist still are saying this is a hernia. I do not think this is a hernia. I have no idea what this could be but the best bet would be to go in and make sure there is no hole in her abdomen because if for some reason I am wrong and this is the rarest case I have ever seen then we need to fix it and repair the damage. I do not want to be wrong and wait. I want to do the safe thing and just make sure.” We then agreed to the surgery and prepared to head back soon.
When they came to get Ryan it was so surreal. My baby was about to have surgery and we have no idea what it is they are going to look at. Jared and I were able to go with her to the back before they took her into surgery. There once again the Pediatric Surgeon said “I’m one thousand percent sure this is not a hernia, I have no idea what this might be”. After signing all the paper work and giving her our last kiss they rolled her back for a wait that we had no idea how long it would take.
The surgeon finally came out to talk to us about what all went on. The first thing he informed us was the she indeed did not have a hernia. Then he went on to explain that while he was in her abdomen he did pock on the mass to see the consistency and that’s when he saw a green fluid come out. He then decided to drain the mass which had 30 cc’s of green pus like fluid. That is a lot people in case you were wondering. He was still stomped as to what it was and how it got there.
This is where we are right now. Ryan is doing well and being a champ at recovery. They send off a culture to see what it was. All we know is that it was some kind of bacteria. I’m hoping for more information soon and will keep everyone updated as to what is going on.
I am now going to bed and will try to get some rest. Thank you all for your prayers and all your kind words. I again am sorry if I did not reply to your messages but there is only so many times I can write the same thing and being stressed at the same time does not help. Jared and I love you and will keep you all updated as to what is going on.