Hooray! I finally have some good news about the surgeries on January 15. We will be doing both the hernia repair and the laser eye surgery at one time. This is very good news because it means that Jaxson will only have to go under anesthesia once.
We check in at 6:0 am and the surgery will begin at 7:30 am. The eye surgery will be first and will take approximately 15 minutes. Then the hernia repair will take about 1 hour to 1 hour 45 minutes, depending on what they find once they open him up.
The doctors are saying that it will be an out-patient surgery, which means he should be able to come home that day. They do have a bed reserved for him, however, in case he needs to stay for observation. For some reason, I’m convinced that he will have to stay overnight. I suppose I’m just being paranoid (and preparing for the worst case scenario) so that afternoon when they say “OK – take him home”, I’ll be happily surprised.
We have our home nurse scheduled to come the day after surgery so she’ll be able to help if there are any complications.
So, now I have one week to prepare myself!
I’m reminded by this picture that Jax is a real-life “tough guy” and he will do just fine. It’s me that will be the problem! 🙂
Have a great day!