Jax the Punk Rocker Getting Ready Surgery Tomorrow

Happy Halloween!

Last year, Jax had been home from the hospital for 4 days, so we celebrated Halloween together on our couch with our little scary skeleton.

first Halloween skeleton costume

This year, our little punk rocker is looking forward to doing some trick-or-treating with his cousins. (Preemie-style with hand sanitizer and no touching, of course!)

Take a look at this little “tough guy!” He’s a natural punk rocker! You guys picked a good costume for him.

tough guy rocker Future rock drummer

It’s a good thing we’re having some fun tonight, because tomorrow Jax has yet another surgery. The surgeon will be repairing Jax’s hypospadias and doing some other reconstructive work. Hypospadias is where the urethra doesn’t end up in the right place. I do not recommend Googling this disorder – you will not like what you see…trust me on this one! But here is a good link for more info in case you are curious…

This surgery is making both Steve and I nervous, more so than the other surgeries. There are a couple of reasons why…

  1. It’s a long and complicated procedure. The surgeon is predicting it will take 3 to 4 hours. That’s a long time to sit, wait, and worry!
  2. Jax will be on the ventilator for the entire time. I think this is nerve-wracking because he worked so hard to get off the ventilator when he was a baby. We can’t help but be nervous he might have trouble getting off now (illogical, for sure!).
  3. Jax is going to feel this one afterwards! The surgeon is doing a lot of work and will be making many incisions. Jax will be on lots of pain meds, but still…it’s hard to think about your kiddo being in pain.
  4. It means one more stay overnight in the hospital. You all know how I feel about that!

So, will you please take a minute and send Jax some healing vibes tomorrow? And we’d really appreciate some positive thoughts for Steve and I, too…it will be a long day.


PS Tomorrow is the last day to vote for Jax in the Preemie Power contest! Go vote!

Author: Andrea M

Oh man, what an adventure! I went into labor unexpectedly when I was 23w3d pregnant. Jaxson was born weighing 1 lb 8 oz. A tiny little peanut, but boy was he feisty. He still is! We love it now, but we probably won't when he is a teenager. I write about our journey and all other things that come with it, including a brain tumor. We look forward to "meeting" you - come hang out with us...we're pretty cool.

13 thoughts on “Jax the Punk Rocker Getting Ready Surgery Tomorrow”

  1. Love Love LOVE the Mohawk!! Hope you all have a great time trick or treating tonight!! Prayers and postivie thoughts sent for tommorrow for You, Steve, and Jax. I think you 2 need it as much if not more than him! I also agree that not many want to look up Hypospadias, but it is good that it is getting fixed now before he realizes the difference. Happy Halloween to you all! Will I see you in the hood tonight or are you sticking around your house??


  2. Jaxson is totally rocking his halloween look! He is so darn cute. We will be sending some happy thoughts out tonight and tomorrow for all of you. Saying some extra prayers too. Those guardian angels have some overtime to put in the next few days!


  3. He is just so Beautiful! May you All have a safe and peaceful day during Jax surgery and may the hands of the surgeon who is doing the surgery be in Gods Hands.


  4. Positive thoughts your way and I’ll be sending healing vibes to Jax tomorrow. 🙂 My son also had a Hypospadias repair surgery, and the worst part for me was waiting around the hospital for the surgery to end. He was in pain afterwards, and I wanted to trade places with him so I could take away the pain. 😦 Kids are so resilient, and I was amazed how quickly he healed and was back to his normal self. He’s 4 1/2 now, and everything is totally normal. Good luck!!

    P.S. I love you blog; you are such a talented writer. I also didn’t show people websites about Hypospadia…my reason was the same as yours.


    1. Thank you for sharing your story! Kids are so amazing – they are so strong and resilient. I’m always amazed by kids who go through surgery, etc and come out with a smile on their face.Did your son need more than one surgery to correct his hypospadias? I’m learning that is fairly common…


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