Nicholas will have surgery for his hernia repair and circumcision tomorrow. He has bilateral, 2, inguinal hernias. An inguinal hernia is an opening in the inguinal canal that allows bowel to protrude through. In male infants the testicles form in the abdomen around the kidneys, they then move into the scrotal sac through the inguinal opening. The opening should close during development but if it remains open it allows a hernia to form. Nicholas has a very large one and it is uncomfortable and increases his irritability. The surgery is much less invasive than any of the other ones he has had. They aren't concerned about the surgery itself but how quickly he recovers. It should take about 2 hours and he may we off the vent sometime tomorrow. Please pray for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.