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The time for pearl-clutching is once again upon us. Why? Because Teen Mom 2's cutest bundle of joy is about to undergo surgery! Naturally, we're talking about Jenelle Evans' son, Jace, aka the love of her life.

Jace seems healthy as a horse, so you can imagine our shock when Jenelle announced that he's going in for surgery this August. "Jace has surgery at the end of the month," Jenelle confirmed via Twitter.

Unfortunately, she hasn't provided that much information about what's wrong with her kiddo –– but we're thinking the procedure is routine.

"His surgery for his ear tubes in scheduled this week on Thursday when my mom has the day off," she explained to a fan.

Sounds pretty dramatic, but fear not. Ear tube surgery is pretty common amongst kids Jace's age. Apparently, some children are especially susceptible to middle ear infections (causes include second-hand smoke exposure and taking a bottle to bed), and a child with multiple infections is a candidate for surgery.

The procedure involves Jace having small tubes placed in his eardrums to take the pressure off, and luckily it's outpatient –– which means he doesn't have to spend the night at the hospital. With any luck, Jace will be back in action after just a few hours so he can get back to doing what he does best –– dressing up as Spiderman, natch.

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