Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ty's Surgery




Ty had a very large mole on his thigh that was worrying the heck out of me. Every time I changed his diaper I would get a ton of anxiety. I have to say, I'm not really a stressed out person, but when it comes to my kids health, I become super paranoid!!! It's not a good thing.
Anyway, I took him to the Dr. in December and they referred him to a pediatric dermatologist who then referred us to a pediatric surgeon. All of these Dr. appts were traumatic for Ty. He loves going to the Dr. but every time they touched or measured him, he was not a happy guy. Anyway, we left it alone for a while. Went back to the pediatric surgeon the beginning of April and the mole had doubled in size in only 4 months. Not good! So needless to say, they removed the mole. For an adult, no biggie. For a little guy, a big deal. He had to be put out to have this done.
He was such a trooper. They are so good to the little kids and can I just say modern medicine is amazing. They gave him this drink that pretty much made him out of it. He was awake, but wasn't really there. They give him this so that he would be okay for the I.V. and he pretty much didn't remember anything after that. All he remember is that he got a cool race car, stickers, a few rides in his magic bed on the elevators and a lot of attention!
So now he always wants to go to the Doctors office. Pretty funny!

1 comments:

Nichols Family said...

Your boys are so cute. It is so fun to see updated pics of them. How sad he had to have surgery. Good job on watching the mole before it turned into something worse. That is really scary. I need to be better about watching out for things like that.