Thank you all so much for the good wishes and prayers! Your emails have been such a source of encouragement to Jeff and I this morning! We left home about 4:00 am and got checked in about 6:00.
Zander handled everything beautifully - and he decided to use denial as his coping mechanism 😎. We popped on some headphones and he chose to turn on the Peanuts Movie and ignored all the people poking and prodding. He was brave right until they wheeled him away - and then the tears started. Broke our hearts.
We just got word that one side is done - so they are about halfway. So far that's 3 hours of surgery down and about another 3 hours to go. The anesthesiologist thought having an epidural for about 2-3 days would be a good option for the recovery pain - so prayers for that to work well and provide even pain relief are greatly appreciated.
We will keep you posted!
Jennifer and Jeff