#TheOrdinaryMoments – My Little Hero

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.

#TheOrdinaryMoments - 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.


Thanks for reading. I look forward to catching up with your #TheOrdinaryMoments posts either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

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15 Comments

  1. January 5, 2020 / 7:24 pm

    I hope he feels better soon! I’ve never had surgery, but my 8 year old did last March and it was awful. He was fine from it – I think it’s worse for us sometimes!

    • January 5, 2020 / 7:24 pm

      Thanks shouldn’t be too much longer I hope

  2. January 5, 2020 / 11:51 pm

    I hope that he feels better soon! Hopefully recovery gets smoother for him. About a month ago I had to take my son to the doctor, he had an inch and a half piece of wood that was stuck in his foot and I remember feeling so awful. The entire time I wishing that it was me instead of him. I know that is very different from surgery, but that feeling of wishing you could trade places with them was definitely there. It can be tough being a parent ♥

  3. January 6, 2020 / 8:32 pm

    Oh no! Hope he is feeling better soon and is recovering well! I’ll never forget when my two had to have an operation, it was awful watching them go under and waiting for the operation to be over with. Linking up with #theordinarymoments this year

    • January 6, 2020 / 8:33 pm

      He’s not so great but hoping with time it’ll ease

  4. January 7, 2020 / 6:44 am

    He sounds like he has done amazing hough throughout, I hope he is feeling like himself soon!

  5. January 7, 2020 / 1:23 pm

    I know what you mean about them going under, it’s really not nice is it, I think it’s the eye roll that does it. I hope he’s feeling better real soon. Not the best start to the year but at least things can only get better x

    • January 9, 2020 / 3:55 pm

      Things can only get better 🙂

  6. January 9, 2020 / 1:22 pm

    So glad it went well. I’ve been in A&E a fair few times with our two but never experienced an operation with them. I can imagine it being quite scary. So pleased he’s on the mend x

    • January 9, 2020 / 3:56 pm

      It’s been a nightmare since but we are getting there

  7. sarahmo3w
    January 12, 2020 / 6:39 am

    Poor J! I hope he feels better soon. My two boys had three general anaesthetics between them in under a year – one of them was 5 and the one who had two was 8. Two were unplanned and one was planned. The first time I saw it, it broke my heart. I watched my son’s eyes roll back in his head, then I went to the toilet and cried. Luckily they were both back to normal very quickly.

    • January 12, 2020 / 10:35 am

      It’s so difficult to watch – hopefully I won’t have to do it for a long time now.

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