Sunday was a perfect day to walk around the City, it was 70 out! We had to make a special trip to Build-A_Bear! For Brayden's 1st surgery he got a monkey from Build-A-Bear.....so it was only fitting to get him another one. He said it's so soft he will cuddle with it after surgery!
Had to be up by 4 am and be at Hospital at 6 am....surgery was at 7:30 am. So early for us. When we pulled up to the hospital Brayden started crying. He said,"Mom I'm scared." Ugh this just broke my heart, not what I want to hear from my son. I asked him why he was scared and he told me he didn't want it to hurt and he was afraid he was going to wake up during surgery and that he didn't want the mask on him because he could stop breathing. I know one thing I am thankful we started surgeries when he was 7 months old and that he is still young. I asked him if he remembered surgery before and he said he didn't. I told him I would be with him until he falls asleep and when he wakes up and that Dr. Bauer will watch over him and he's in good hands. We finally got him calmed down and got him distracted. Once we got in we played a few games of bingo and he won! I told him his great grandma Pat and grandpa Fred loved bingo!
Once it was time to go back to the OR he started crying again and said he's still scared. They gave him some medicine to relax him but it didn't fully kick in. They remolded the hospital and he got his own DVD player and he got to watch a movie until he went back, which he loved!
Surgery lasted over 1.5 hours and Dr. Bauer said everything went great! He said Brayden had 3 areas that was not healing so he went in and cleaned them up, he also touched up his scar tissue on his back and sides. He had 2 spots of some nevus that was still on his right leg from the previous surgery so he cleaned that up as well. Brayden is suppose to take it easy for 3 weeks now, So hoping he does this so he can heal and not have any issues.
Mommy and my brave super hero before surgery. His grandma Rhonda made him this cape for his 1st surgery and brought it with us to every surgery
Bonus....checked into our hotel and they had free wine tasting and snacks tonight, they must have known we were coming tonight! Much needed after our day.