Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Yet another trip to CHEO....

So we finally have an O.R. date for Emmett's cyst removal.  For those of you who don't know, he has a dermoid cyst in the middle of his face, between his eyebrows.  Most people say they don't even notice it until I've pointed it out.  It's's not that noticeable...but the doctor wants to remove it. 

She says it could grow and become a bigger problem when he's older.  It could even affect the growth of the bone behind it.  The problem is that these are a lot of "ifs", and "could's".  Do I really want them cutting into my baby (again) when there are so many question marks involved?  (And when all this info comes from a plastic surgeon).

It was almost easier when it was his heart because the choices were literally do...or die. 

I really don't care about how it looks.  Emmett is perfect to me no matter what...I really mean that.  It's the complications that could arise by not removing it that are concerning.  But has it's obvious risks as well.  You'd think my nursing background would be an asset in this situation, but it's really not.  My nursing knowledge goes right out the window where my kids are concerned.  The stuff I do manage to remember is usually the crazy bad things that could (but rarely do) happen.

I know I need to relax.  This is a common day-surgery.  CHEO has never let us down where Emmett is concerned.  I really believe he's received first class care there.

It's just SO hard to watch them walk away with him down the hall...his chubby little cherub face beaming because he has no idea what's about to happen....It breaks my heart that he has to deal with this on top of everything else!
I tried to find a pic where you could see the cyst...

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the blogosphere! :)

    Emmett will be fine - this day surgery will be over before you know it! I had a cyst removed from the side of my nose when I was three, and I barely remember any of it.... although the two black eyes I got as a result of the surgery sure turned a few heads when I was out in public! :)

    Can't wait to see you guys in September! :)