Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Hey everybody, this is Mandy, Christina's friend, posting for her because her computer is down. Evan had to be sent to Dr. Moshy, the urologist today because the skin keeps growing over the end of his penis and making it hard for him to use the bathroom, and can lead to a UTI which Evan definately doesn't need to deal with on top of everything else! Dr. Moshy has trimmed the skin back before, but he said that its just not something he wants to do every week for him. There is a surgical procedure that Dr Moshy wants to do where he trims the skin around the opening so it won't keep growing over. Christina has to make the decision on whether or not to put him to sleep and have it done, or have him awake, but held down, while he numbs the penis and does the procedure. Both options have many risks with a child like Evan, since he has respiratory issues and its hard for him to breathe, so putting him to sleep is a scary thought. The holding him down part is scary because any kind of friction on his skin can cause blisters, and it would be traumatic for him. Please pray for Christina as well as Evan as she makes this decision for him and that Dr. Moshy is able to do the procedure with the least hurt to Evan.