I’m getting nervous about Monday – Joshua’s surgery.
I know he will be okay. I know that he will be in good hands. I know the Lord will take care of him. Logically, I know it’s not that big of a deal. Hernia surgery is simple & routine & has very little risk.
But the mom part of me argues that this is my baby. My little boy. And they will be putting him under and performing surgery on him. I’m nervous. I can’t help worrying.
I have always considered myself to be pretty good with medical “things.” I’ve often thought about going back to school to be a nurse or something else in the medical field. But it’s much harder when it’s my own child, my own baby.
The hospital called yesterday to confirm the date & go over details.
We need to be at the hospital at 6:30 am on Monday morning. Joshua can’t have anything to eat after 1:30 am. He usually does a 12 hour stretch at night without eating – from 7 pm to 7 am – but I know he will get hungry very soon after we need to get him up Monday morning and I’m praying he doesn’t scream the whole hour drive to the hospital. And I know that it’s going to be hard while at the hospital before his surgery.
I am so thankful he is the first case of the day. I can’t imagine if we had to wait until noon or something!
Surgery is scheduled to begin at 7:30 am. The nurse said they would take him back and put him to sleep with gas and then insert an IV after he is asleep. He will probably be away from us for 1-1.5 hours.
The nurse said we should be able to leave by late morning at the latest. She said we would be surprised at how quickly we are in and out.
I know the Lord is taking care of our little boy.
Please keep us and most of all, our little Joshua, in your prayers. Thanks.
Nate will be bringing his laptop and I hope to update you all while we are there. I will need something to do while he’s in surgery, so I might do a little blogging then.