There are many moments when you become a mom that you worry,
About 75% of those moments are just us being spastic and normal moms,
We worry, that is what we do.
We have these beautiful children and it is so hard to contain all the emotions behind them.
Its like I have 3 additional hearts outside my body walking around.
It's such a surreal feeling and scary at the same time.
I am a worrier, not sure if you guys have caught that. I worry over every single thing.
Well, from time to time I turn out to be correct ((happy dance))
This is all started when Vincent was a baby, he was our first baby clearly so I did not know
exactly what was right and what was wrong so of course I always looked to our pedi for the final word and also for advice.
Well during his first few visits the doctor had said his one testicle had not descended, he said it was normal so I tried not to worry, is that even possible??? I am a girl so clearly I do not fully understand all the male parts and how they work, our doctor was a male, so obviously he knew.
Well I kept that tidbit of info in my mind and asked EVERY single appointment if it had dropped, to which he started to tell me it had even though I could feel that it hadn't....
But who was I to second guess, I mean he was the doctor, right?
Well 14 months later Luke came along, and his testicles dropped almost immediately which kept the worrying of Vincent's in my mind. I would randomly check Vincents to find that indeed it was still in the same damn spot, I pushed again and the doctor said it was fine. I kept second guessing myself that maybe I felt it wrong, Jordan was seriously probably so fed up with me having him check Vincent's privates but it was so evident once Luke came along that Vincent's was not right.
We moved to a new town which in turn gave us a new pediatrician.
You better darn well believe the first visit with Vincent that question was #1 on my list even though a felt a little silly asking the question, since I had asked it probably 10+ times the past year.
And guess what....
I WAS FREAKING RIGHT...
His one testicle DID NOT descend down far enough....
So over the past 1 1/2 years we have visited the urologist and had ultrasounds to watch the movement of this darn testicle in hopes that it would drop on it's own....
Well here we are today....
Vincent is going in for surgery to have this taken care of finally....
I am just annoyed because this could have been taken care of 2 years ago.
The whole problem of having an undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) is that the temperature of the body can have a great effect on it, leading to infertility and testicular cancer.
That is why is HAS to be done.
I know Vincent will be fine but the worry is overwhelming this morning.
The thought of him going under kills my soul.
I had went back and forth on sharing this story since it is obviously about my son's area but this is something that can OBVIOUSLY be overlooked by doctors and I would never want any other parents in the same boat we are. Plus, it's not really a problem, there is nothing wrong with him!
It's funny because I keep reading that if the testicle has not descended by 4 months of age it is most likely not going to, which drives me bonkers because Vincent is ALMOST 4 years old.
Pray today for Vincent and always push for answers with your children.
We are in control of their health, we are with them EVERY day, doctors are great resources but we know what makes our kids tick and when something is wrong.
Always push for answers.