Hernia Repaired

  1. A loop of bowel had gotten permanently stuck outside of the hernia sack, and scar tissue had grown and fused around it. The bowel was thankfully healthy, but it took him some time to cut (he also used the word scrape) away the scar tissue to free the bowel so he could put it back to where it needed to go.
  2. His inguinal hernia had persisted for so long, that the bowel had stretched out that area of his body so much that the hernia wall was paper thin. He was able to repair it, but felt less than stellar about repairing something that was so stretched out. He fears that Breen stands a more likely chance of re-herniating than a normal repair because as that stretched out part comes back together, his stitches might become compromised as they contort. He said this wasn’t likely, but that Breen is at an increased risk for re-herniation down the road.

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Parents of Breen and Nora.

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Parents of Breen and Nora.

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