This little dude, the one with the adorable ear to ear grin, is headed in to get some work done on that trademark smile tomorrow. Some cavities filled, some teeth sealed, maybe an extraction.
I know, I know, it's just "dental surgery." The thing is, there's nothing little when it comes to a procedure on a medically fragile kiddo. As the dentist reminded me "it's just that it's soooooooooooooooo risky to put a kid with a half a heart under anesthesia."
Well, thanks for bursting my bubble that my child is just like every other kid. That's awesome.
But he's kinda right. Unlike a typical kid, who could have a couple cavities filled in a dentist's office, maybe with some laughing gas, Bodie's will have to be done at CHLA.
In the OR.
With him intubated.
And under the direction of a specialized cardiac anesthesiologist.
And will require pre-op.
And several hours of observation afterwards in the recovery unit.
With the possibility of admission always in the air, in case he gets squirrely.
Like I said, it's kind of not a little thing.
So we'd appreciate all the prayers you got.
Pray for BODIE, that surgery is smooth and without complications, that he's not in too much pain afterwards and that he's back in his own bed tomorrow night.
Pray for DUSK AND I, as this should only trigger approximately 9,999 different episodes of ptsd for us. Although this is for sure minor compared to everything else he's had done, it's being done in the same place as all the major stuff has been done. When that happens, the mind has a hard time differentiating between the major and the minor. So we're perhaps a bit more keyed up than we need to be. Prayers for peace would be awesome.
Finally, please pray for SIERRA, as she's again waking up to reinforcements, without mommy and daddy home (since our call time is 5:30am! Eek!), and is expected to go to school and act like everything is normal, when the 3 most important people in her life are all the way across town, doing something kinda big without her. Prayers for peace for her sweet little heart are much appreciated.
Thanks to our faithful followers!!! We're so blessed to have you on our team!