Thursday, May 3, 2012

Balls and a Wedding

Last Tuesday I took Chubby to what I thought was just his regular 18 month checkup. I figured he would get the last of this shots and that was it. Wrong. While the doctor was performing his exam he couldn't find either of the poor kids testicles. I sort of chuckled about it, didn't think it was a big deal. Apparently, it's a very big deal. The doctor said he thought he could feel one but wasn't positive and that we would need to take him to a specialist to have it checked out. Um, ok. So off to the Medical University of South Carolina we went, a 2 1/2 hour trip, one way. The condition is called cryptorchidism or basically undescended testicles. We were facing the possibility of him having both, one or NONE. Oh my goodness. If he had at least one and they/it were still in the abdomen (where they form) then he would have to have at least one surgery, possibly two in order to place them. The possibility of him having neither was terrifying, he would have to have testosterone shots and could face serious medical issues.

We made the trip, saw the pediatric urologist and luckily everything was fine! (Insert big sigh of relief here.) Of course Chubs screamed the entire time, he's terrified of strangers. But the specialists were able to find BOTH testicles (after some awful poking and pushing) and no follow up is needed as of now. WHOO HOO!

On a less stressful note, my husband's sister got married over the weekend! Yay! It was super simple and cute, loved it! The kids had a blast. With the exception of taking pictures...

This was the best picture we could get, the little ones quickly tired of standing still and saying "cheese"!

This was the limo ride on the way to the wedding.

And this is what the professional family pictures will look like. Chubs (the 18 month old) at least wasn't pulling Devin's hair in this one. And poor Monkey was so tired and hungry, he just couldn't take it anymore.

It's been a long couple of weeks for us. Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything will go back to normal, at least for a little while. 

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