On Wednesday, Spencer is having surgery. It's a routine procedure... so we're not too worried about how the actual procedure itself goes, but I'm very nervous about the rest of it. While this wasn't planned (in other words, a medical issue requires it), we've known this date for a month and a half, and I've always thought "Oh, I have time to prepare for that..." And now it's two days before and I have done nothing! I haven't prepared myself mentally... and we've only begun to explain to Spencer. It went like this... Us: Spencer, you're going to have a little procedure done at the surgery center next week. It's going to make XYZ issue all better. Spencer: OK, but there will be no doctors, and no shots. OK? Us: Uhhhh....
Yeah, we're not really prepared at all.
We have confirmed (many times) that we can both be there until he falls asleep, and that they will come and get one of us before they wake him. So that's taken care of. But that's it. I have no goodie bag for keeping him entertained (if necessary), I have no special treat for after, I have no idea what I'm going to do with a child that is supposed to have limited activity for two weeks (hahahahaha, that's a good one), I have no idea how I'm going to mentally handle the falling asleep and waking up part. (Especially if there is puking) and... I have no idea how to prepare him.
Anyone been there, done that?! Any tips to share?! I'm a desperately-seeking-help Mama right now. (Why oh why do I procrastinate?!)
Lastly... any thoughts, prayers, or positive thoughts will be appreciated on Wednesday morning. (Specifically from the hours of 6am to 10am)