Jun 08, 2008
My son David is 19, he has Downs Syndrome and Autism. He is home this weekend on a home visit - he lives ina residential college for autistic spectrum young people.
He got out of the shower this morning and I noticed a hard boiled egg shaped lump in his lower abdomen/pelvic area... by the time he was dry it was a tangerine size!
David feels no pain so he wouldn't have been aware of it - so we took a trip to the A&E department and were told he has a large reducable hernia, their concern is because he does not feel pain he wont notice if it becomes strangulated so it needs to be removed, however it si not emergency medecine so has to go via his GP - for an urgent referal to a general surgon.
So we cancelled our zoo trip today and I will be taking him back to college tonight instead of tomorrow and eh wills ee his GP tomorrow. I feel so stressed, each day something else knocks me off my path just when I am trying to stand tall and walk straight.
This morning I couldn't stop the tears, I was not sobbing or crying jsut the tears were free falling.