The moment I had been dreading since I first started reading about Craniosynostosis has come and gone. We just handed Ben off to the nurse to take him to the OR.
We arrived at the hospital at 6am. Ben was so cute and happy, which made it so much harder to think about what he will go through today. He was talking to all of the nurses and he had them all wooed! Dr. Genecov and Dr. Weprin came in to say hello, and I got a picture of Ben with Dr. Genecov. We met the nurse, Colleen, who will be in the OR with Ben. She has 6 boys! She had 4 boys only 2 1/2 years apart- so she has a much more hectic life than me! Then the anesthesiologist came in and they took him back to the OR.
J.P. and I are sitting in the waiting room. We are able to see a monitor which will tell us when they start surgery (picture of a scalpel), when they are wrapping things (stitches) up and when he is completely finished (a band aid). Colleen also got my cell phone number and she said she would call with updates.
I will update throughout the day. We can't wait for this day to be over!