Anyone that knows us well, will also know we've been through this twice before with Blake. So, it made the process somewhat easier. At least this time we were more confident in what we were doing and understood the benefits and risks. However, it didn't make the process easier in the "heart" department. It absolutely broke my heart to see my little baby boy being carried off by the anesthesiologist in his little koala scrubs.
He had a rough afternoon. His surgery was supposed to be a 2:45 so the last time he could eat was at 8:45 am. That didn't go over too well. He was doing fine until they gave him some grape flavored Tylenol around 2:00 and then the taste of "anything" put him over the edge. He then proceeded to cry, no scream, for at least an hour. It was terrible not being able to give him the one thing he wanted and that we knew would calm him instantly. Eventually, after many laps around the pre-op area, he crashed. And finally, about an hour later than we thought, he went into surgery. Children's has a nice waiting area that shows you on a video monitor the progress of your child's surgery so we knew the minute it started and the minute it was over. Phew!