The Conductor was born with mild hypospadias. Basically, that means that the hole in the tip of his penis was small and not where it was supposed to be. We opted to do a surgery that had a 5% failure rate. If it worked, that would be the end of it. If it didn’t, he would have to have a 2-stage repair. It failed. Because that’s how The Conductor rolls.
So, last December, The Conductor had the first stage of the repair surgery. They took some skin from the inside of his lip and grafted it onto his penis. Then we had to wait for everything to heal.
In May (this year), he had the second stage of the repair surgery. Everything looked good and promising. And then his catheter, which was stitched in, came out. And then he got a yeast infection from the antibiotics. We could have gratefully accepted these complications, if that had been it. During the healing process, we discovered that he can now pee out of 2 holes in his penis. I may not be a doctor, but I know that’s not right. Incidentally, The Conductor thinks it’s hilarious!
Today, the surgeon put him under anaesthetic to check the utters between the 2 holes. If it was good, then we would wait a bit and just close the second hole. If it wasn’t good, then we would be looking at more surgeries.
…and it’s good! The surgeon also stretched it a little. Gave it a face lift, so to speak. So, in theory, we will wait 6 months and then close up the second hole. We go back in August for follow-up.