Matthew and I are at the hospital. Surgery started at 8:23am. He did wonderfully this morning. Was a little bit apprehensive when we were pulling into the parking ramp. Told me that Maia got "owies" when she came to the hospital and seemed anxious. When I told him that Maia's "owies" were in her head and that his were going to be someplace else, he calmed down. Was cooperative with all of the pre-op process and he was moved quickly through to the OR.
Me??? I was surprised at how emotional I got when we were in the pre-op area. It was all I could do not to break down in front of Matthew. He didn't need to see me upset, but I really struggled to hold it together. Brought back all too recent memories of Maia's multiple surgeries. I pray that after this, we are done for a LONG time!
Please pray for Matthew - for everyone caring for him. That the surgery will go better than anticipated, that he will wake from anesthesia calmly and not have any nausea, that his pain will be well controlled. Pray that his recovery will be quick and uneventful so that he can get back to being the active boy that he is.
Thank you friends and family!!