Monday, October 22, 2007

Herniated belly button

Well, sometime last week my dd managed to get herself a hernia in her belly button...something I am not familiar with or have ever heard of a little one getting. She used to have an innie, but now it is a definite outtie and it looked really bad on Saturday, it was about 1.5 cm in diameter and about that sticking out of her. You can see the color of the bowel through her belly button I took her in to the children's hospital (feeling silly all the while, because I didn't know if it would be considered an emergency or not). Of course by the time I got there it had popped itself back in, and the dr there (I have had in the past and am not a huge fan of) basically told me they couldn't do anything until it got stuck out. If you push the belly button in, it makes this gross slosh/gurggle noise and I don't know if you would do more damage if you stick it back in. Anyways, they said that they need it to be sticking out and for her to be upset about this...I explained that she isn't eating like she usually does, isn't sleeping well, is VERY irritable but apparently that isn't what they are looking for. It has stuck out all day today (I didn't dare push it back in), but it went back in at bath time and then popped back out again shortly after bath time. My family dr. is away for the next 3 weeks..trying to get in to see another one of her co-workers to see if they can refer me to someone else who is an expert in herniated belly buttons. Lol, if any of you have heard of this...have had it happen to one of your children, friends children anyone's children I would love to hear what you have to say about it :)!


Tracy.H said...

I myself, have not had any experience with this. I know I have heard of it though. I hope you can get some answers soon. Hope she is feeling better soon though...poor thing. :0(