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Old 03-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Umbilical hernia surgery? (toddler)

Well, it turns out that my 2.5 year old has an umbilical hernia.

The back story is long, Cole's Notes version is that she has what we *thought* was a sleep disorder. After umpteen pead referrals and doctor's visits over the past 2.5 years we have been doing much better with sleep for the past 6ish months. She is on a regimine of Melatonin nightly.

She has ALWAYS (since birth) touched her belly button (like jabbed her fingers into it) over and over again, all the time.

I questioned it with the peads a few times over the years. I was always told it was just a habit.

Well, for the past week or so she's been complaining that her belly button hurts. She's been cranky, and not sleeping again (which is like a nightmare returned ).

Today we went to our family doc who finally determined she has an umbilical hernia. He showed me how to feel it and its def there.

Now I am wondering if this could be the cause of all the sleep issues?

We are getting scheduled with a surgeon and going to have it corrected. Has anyone's child had this done? Is it a day surgery? Or do they stay over night? We she be put to sleep?


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Old 03-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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My sister's 3yo just had the surgery. It was just day surgery and he was up jumping and playing fine the next day.

My sister also had it at 3, but that was a long long time ago.
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