We'll be heading to the hospital in the morning-- we're supposed to be there at 10:15. We're not sure what time the surgery is scheduled for, but it should be over by early afternoon. I don't know who's spending the night at the hospital yet-- only one of us can stay the night-- but if I'm not coming home I'll ask Jer to update all of you on how it went.
We talked about the surgery tonight-- we usually wait until the night before to talk to Connor about major procedures so he doesn't have a chance to get really freaked out about them like he would if we told him several weeks in advance. Connor said he was scared, so we talked about how it was okay to be scared, but that he would be fine and we would both be there when he woke up. Connor's friend Monkey had his g-tube surgery tonight, and is now sporting a fashionable button. Monkey, by some amazing coincidence, has had all of the surgeries that Connor has had, and has the scars to prove it. He also wears orange hearing aids, though I'm not sure how functional they are as they're made of clay and his ears are stuffed with cotton anyway, which is probably detrimental to the hearing process.
Monkey will be accompanying Connor to the hospital and the anesthesiologist will make him go to sleep before Connor goes to sleep. He'll have his tummy bandaged up when Connor wakes up. Monkey has been to the hospital with Connor before, though at the time he was not sporting all of the same scars, and he proved to be a big help, so hopefully Connor will find him to be comfort this time too. The surgery shouldn't last more than a couple of hours, so hopefully he'll be installed in a room by late afternoon. He'll be staying at least overnight.
Hopefully Connor's surgery will go smoothly with no complications, and he'll have a quick recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow!