Saturday, September 19, 2009

Harri’s hernia

Our poor babby girl. This lunchtime a massive lump appeared in Harri’s groin area, and to cut a long story short we ended up in A&E where she was diagnosed with a hernia. It’s on the same side as the incision made during her hip surgery, so that may have been a contributing factor, but if you saw how mobile she is, how easily walking has come to her and how well her hips appear to be developing, you’d understand why I say that – assuming all goes well (and even allowing for a late-night trip to A&E if the problem recurs before the operation is scheduled, hopefully in the next two weeks) – it’s a small price to pay for how well she’s done since the operation last December.

The hernia was put back by the attending physician who has referred her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for the surgery, but it has reappeared since. Luckily it was “soft” rather than “hard”, but if it does reappear and go hard (it was the size of a golf ball at one point), we’re to rush back to A&E where she’s likely to be transferred for emergency surgery.

It did mean I didn’t get to see Colchester play this afternoon, but dad and my mate Steve did go and saw them win 2-0, while Blues turned in a surprisingly good performance to win 1-0 at Hull. None of this matters of course – Toni was dragged out of a craft fair at a local school, but enjoyed her best-ever takings (she’d sold two necklaces before mum deputised) as well – but it’s worth putting in the record. Fish and chips was lovely as well – here’s praying that Harri stops running around and putting pressure on it before we can get the operation done and dusted. I have to admit, I’m not too confident on that score…

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