Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Goodbye Heffalump


So today is surgery day for Ben. They are going to repair the incisional hernia by shoving his insides back in where they belong. Woohoo!!!

We have been referring to his growing mass as his heffalump. So last night I made him a t-shirt with a heffalump on it. The head is the actual size of the hernia. (It's a little large, huh?)

He even has a little song that he has been singing (to the tune of "My Humps" by Black Eye Peas):
My lump, my lump, my lovely heffalump.

Side view so can see how far the lump sticks out

Updated 3:06 pm- they actually took him back for surgery on time! Right before they took him back, they gave him the "good" drugs. Boy he as goofy. He was playing with his surgical cap making it into a beret & talking in a french accent. Very silly :)
updated 5:06 pm- he's out of surgery & it went well. They did use the cadaver skin stuff. It's called Alloderm. So his heffalump has now been deflated.

3 comments:

ellen said...

I like the little song. Very funny.

I hope he still recovering nicely.

Coni Nelson said...

Congrat's on losing a hufalump.... I hope all is well!!

Coni

beth said...

I'm glad he is in recovery! And also, I like the song as well. Hilarious! It's great that you guys can keep up such a great attitude - it's half the battle!