Monday, December 20, 2010


Well, after a long, tiring, emotional day, we are finally settled into our room. Drew is sleeping soundly and is just as sweet as can be. Unfortunately, I forgot the cable to download pictures from my camera, so no pics this time.

The surgery took about three hours and there was good news and not so good news. The good news is that Drew does not have a catheter because he did not need anything in that area repaired. Praise God! Honestly, I just felt terrible thinking that he may have a catheter over Christmas. So, as far as that goes, all is great.

Now, for the "missing jewel" (as his doctors refer to it). After a small incision was made with no success of finding it, a larger incision was made across his lower abdomen and it was found. Because of the size and location, it had to be removed. Because of it having to be removed, it fertility rate is very, very low. In fact, the doctor does not think he will be able to have children the "normal" way. Honestly, this news did not really affect me the way I think the doctors and nurses thought it would. As the doctor was giving me the news that Drew may never be able to have children of his own, I just kept thinking, "okay, no big deal, there are other ways of having children."

Overall, Drew will lead as normal a life any other boy. The important things are that he is happy, healthy, and has a family that absolutely adores him.

Thank you all for you thoughts, prayers, and comments. Please continue to pray that he heals quickly. Knowing Drew, he is not going to like being "down" for long:)


Stacy said...

Praying for you, Mandi and for sweet little Drew! Praying for your Mama's heart! Praying for a speedy recovery.

Joy said...

I'm glad to hear everything went fine. I don't think the doctors were "thinking" when they were telling you about his future fertility.

Laine said...

Praise God! Praying for smooth recovery!

Mandie said...

I'm so glad he didn't have to have another cath. E had to have one a second time and it wasn't much fun. So many people don't realize that families are formed in different ways. Prayers for you all for a speedy recovery and a blessed Christmas.

TanyaLea said...

Praying for a speedy recovery for Drew. SO glad to hear he does not need to wear a cathedre ...especially over Christmas!

And I'm with you... "no biggie...there are other ways of having children!" Because of Khloe's SN, we are likely in the same boat. But we also will not count out the fact that "WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!" ...all we need is faith as a mustard seed!

God bless! <><


Tara Anderson said...

So thankful that Drew diddn't need the catheter...those are NO fun, and certainly not something you want to have to deal with over Christmas. I'll keeping praying for your little man's speedy recovery! And I'm thankful that you handled the fertility news with the attitude that you did. I think you've got just the right attitude...but like Tanya, I wouldn't rule out a miracle either! :)

Desiree' said...

So glad his surgery went well. Praying for a speedy recovery!!

Anonymous said...

Just in case it has not been brought up... please ask dr. to monitor his testosterone levels. My husband has a different problem but it caused his testosterone levels to drop and made his bones very brittle. He is currently receiving testosterone shots. Praying for a speedy and smooth recovery!