Earlier this week our son went to the hospital to have a planned operation. Having had a fair amount of surgery myself, I felt pretty confident in being by his side whilst he was put under general anesthetic. Little did I realise that watching ‘one of your own’ being ‘put under’ is far from a walk in the park.
In all honesty, it’s actually quite a terrifying experience and whilst I knew it was for the best, I’d have done anything to swap places with our little man as he laid on that bed. Saying that I quite like a bit of general anesthetic but then I’m an odd bod!
Thankfully J was really brave, far braver than I could have ever imagined! Whilst I may have shed a tear or two (once he was asleep and unaware) he didn’t moan or cry at all – he was an absolute superstar and I cannot express how proud I am of him, he’s my little hero.
Since returning home (which was thankfully on the same day as the surgery) he’s had a bit of a rough ride bless him, though we’ve kept him distracted from the pain with endless amounts of entertainment.
All being well, J should be feeling better and hopefully ‘back to normal’ in a week or two. I only wish that I could press the fast-forward button for J as I hate seeing him in pain, thankfully we have plenty of Calpol, Ibuprofen and Galaxy chocolate to keep him comfortable for the time being.
It’s not the ideal ending to our Christmas holidays but ‘it is what it is’, which seems to be a phrase that explains most things in life these days.
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