Pediatric Surgery: Owen’s Story
When Owen's parents noticed a strange bulge on their son, they called Boys Town for answers. Any time a child needs a medical procedure can be worrisome for parents. Owen’s family was relieved and grateful for the surgical care and expertise they found at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Watch the video below to hear about Owen's hernia surgery and the family’s experience.
Owen’s Story – Pediatric Hernia Surgery
Pediatric Hernia Surgery - Owen's Story
My son Owen is four and we noticed in the bathtub actually, it was bulging and I wasn't quite sure what was happening and so I called Boys Town.
You know as a parent when I first saw that
bulge I was, I was really worried and they
put me right at ease and had a plan in action.
They had a pretty good idea that it was probably
a hernia but they had us go to the emergency
room just to be sure, which I really appreciated
because I was nervous.
We got right in and out, had a diagnosis.
They said call on Monday, get everything scheduled.
We were thrilled to get Dr. Cusick.
So with Dr. Cusick, what really put my husband
and I at ease was he got down at Owen's level
and everything he did, the focus was on Owen.
Making sure Owen was comfortable, using simple
language so that way my husband and I understood
what was happening and you know, a very low
risk surgery but it was Owen's first surgery
so I wasn't sure what to expect and Dr. Cusick
and all the Boys Town staff just put us at
ease through the whole process.
The surgery went well.
Dr. Cusick came in and said that was a really
big hernia so we were glad to get it taken
care of but the whole surgery once we got
in there was very smooth and it was very painless.
So Owen was up and at em like nothing had
happened so we were very grateful for that.
Having the Boys Town surgical team out here,
it was very easy to schedule and honestly
because we come here for pediatrics as well,
it put us at ease and put Owen at ease because
we were in the same building.
There are no words that a parent can say because
you are giving your child to somebody else
and trusting that they are going to love them
just as much and there was no questions there.
We were very well taken care of.
Thank you Dr. Cusick.