Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gunner's Surgery (Pre-op)

Our little boy is having surgery tomorrow.  It's an outpatient thing, relatively routine, and I'll tell you the details if you ask.  (I don't want to post them on a public setting.)  But even though it's supposedly a common thing and the recovery is supposedly not bad, I am insanely nervous.  Spiff is cool as a cucumber, and I assume this is because he has seen countless procedures and sees this as no big deal.

But it is a big deal.  Poor little Gunner has no idea what's coming, and I guess that's a good thing.  I am mostly worrying about the logistics of the whole thing.  He can't eat breakfast in the morning prior to the surgery, nor can he have anything to drink past 6:30 in the morning, which means that he probably won't get anything at all since he'll still be asleep at that point.  This also means that we will be dealing with an incredibly hungry and cranky toddler who is in a strange place and dealing with strange things and people.  Not a recipe for success.  And then there are the logistics of taking care of my post-op toddler.  I don't know what to expect about how he will handle it, what he will need, or how he will feel.

I just hope that he responds well to the pain medications, and that he doesn't really remember the whole experience.  I also have to deal with the guilt I am feeling about putting him through this in the first place.  It needs to be done, but I still have horrible guilt about taking him to the hospital to "be hurt".  And I feel so badly for him and his sweet little self to go through something like this.

Please say a prayer for us.


Matt and Christy said...

I'm sorry! What is wrong? I hope that everything goes smoothly. Elijah has been put under for surgery two times, and each time I got insanely nervous, too. But he did remarkably well, and bounced back quickly. The hardest part was keeping him quiet to recover. I am praying for your family. Give me a call sometime! We miss you guys.

cfg said...

I did say a prayer for him, and you. Call me when it's over.

Lauren said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you have to go through that. I'll say a prayer for your family that all will be well. Gunner is a trooper and he will be fine, as will you, Mommy!

Justin and JoLyn said...

Uh oh... I'm so sorry. Did everything go okay?