Friday, May 07, 2004


We had to be at the hospital by 8:30 AM, it took one and a half hours to get there. We waited, after the initial sign in, until 9:45 for them to take Aidan in for his surgery. It was almost 12 when we were allowed back into recovery to see him. He was mad and he felt strange because of the anesthesia and so he was yelling and crying. I calmed him down after about 10 minutes, and he went back to sleep. We couldn't leave until he woke up and was alert. They took his vital signs and gave us a prescription for some pain meds. The surgery went well. The Doctor said that the testicle is small and soft, it may never develop fully, but the one on the right seems to be normal. Once he has gone through puberty and finished growing he will have to learn how to check for tumors, because men who have had an undecended testicle have a greater risk for cancer even if they have the surgery to bring it down. He can be checked for Sperm count once he is mature as well, many men have only one functioning testicle and still are able to become fathers.

I'm very tired, relieved, and sorry that he has to suffer through the pain. But I know it's for the best, and it's better done now than later. Thank you everyone for your support and your kindness.

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