Nicolle - posted on 03/28/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi,I am new to this community. I am SO glad to find this. I hope I can make some friends on here.
My son, who will be 11 months on April 13th, just has his hypospadias repaired on March 21st, 2011. We are 7 days out, post op. We went for his follow up visit today, and the Dr. removed the catheter, but after 5 hours of no pee, they had to insert a new one. It was a nightmare. The surgery itself wasn't too bad. It lasted 2.5 hours. My son had 2nd degree Hypospadias, where the urethra was right below his penis head. When he was born we were devastated. I had never even heard of hypospadias. When I heard the nurse mention it, I had no idea what it even was, or how to pronounce it. My husband and I just thought his penis was swollen, and it would go away. We were SO upset he couldn't be circumsised. I am So glad I didn't realize what we were going to have to go through.
From what friends told me, I wasn't really expecting the after care to be so bad. Everyone said that their babies were playing and acting normal the next day. Not so with our child. He was bleeding a litlte more than we expected, and he seemed to hurt really badly everytime we would change him.
4 days post of we went to have his dressing removed. When the Dr. removed his dressing, he removed his scabs, and he started bleeding, a lot. The dr. assumed the IBprofen was making his blood too thin, so we had to stop giving that. We were prescribed IBprofen, Tylenol and codeine, and an anti-spasm medicine, with antibiotic as well. They had to re-wrap the penis, and put an anti-clotting medicine on it. I had to hold his penis for 1.5 hours because they pharmacy wouldn't prescribe the clotting powder, a NIGHTMARE! He did ok this past weekend, but when we brought him back today, and had the catheter removed, he didn't pee. :( I was so scared. I am respiratory therapist, so I know taht if you remove a cath, and the patient doesn't pee quickly, odds are they are going ot have to replace it. The dr. pushed his cath to the middle when he pulled it out, and irritated his urethra. It was a horrible day. Has anyone else had to deal with this? We are now going to have his cath removed on friday, and we are PRAYING that it goes well. I could really use some feedback, or just someone to talk to who has gone through it. My son had mild hypospadias, he didn't have to have testerosteron shots, nothing like that. I just didn't expect it to be so hard. :( Thank you!