Thanks for chiming in with kind words on my last post. Knowing that you guys are thinking about us is comforting.
After meeting yesterday with a pediatric neurosurgeon and today with a peds ENT, it seems likely that our little Monkey has a nasal dermoid. To those like myself who don’t speak medical-ese, this means that the boy has a bump (a mass of misguided skin cells really) between his eyes that needs to go. The major question of the moment is whether the bump extends into his brain space. Obviously, if it does the surgery will be a much more serious kind of surgery. On Thursday he’ll be getting scanned (MRI and CT) so the doctors can answer that question.
My fear of the moment is that in a little over 24 hours my six month old will be put under general anesthesia. Neither of his Mommies has ever been under this kind of anesthesia, but Monkey will have to do it both for the scans and for the eventual surgery. Twice. For some reason this is what is scaring me the most. All the doctors have assured us that they do these kinds of procedures all the time, but that only helps a little bit. Words like anesthesia and surgery just don’t belong in a sentence that also includes a baby.