Before we adopted a child with medical special needs, hospital stays were a scary foreign concept to me. I’d only ever stayed overnight in one to deliver our first two children, and I’d never held the hands of a child who’d undergone surgery.
And then we brought home the little boy we affectionately call “Superman,” and for a season, hospitals became our second home.
At age 5, Superman has had 14 casts and 10 surgeries/procedures under anesthesia, most of them while living inside our home. And after parking in children’s hospital garages at 5 a.m. more times than I care to remember in this lifetime, I’ve learned a few things — mostly through too-little-coffee surgery mornings, clearly a rookie mistake — about preparing myself and my superhero for surgery.
I invite you to join me HERE at Beautiful in His Time to read about five great ways you can prepare yourself and your child for surgery.