Love his little face!
We're only a week away from Nolan's surgery. There is so much to plan for, since we'll be away from home for two weeks. I wrote Nolan's teacher a note today to explain his absence, and information on the type of surgery he is having performed (the Nissen Fundoplication). I found a simple explanation online - I love finding documents in "plain English." I'm pulling him out of school starting Thursday, which gives him six full days before his surgery - this should keep him from getting a nasty virus immediately before surgery.
We're also cramming in his therapy sessions this week (4 speech therapy sessions in as many days) and wrapping things up on all the other fronts - he is done with tennis for the year, and probably won't have speech or visits with his TOD until the end of March, at the earliest (in reality, he'll probably be home until after Spring Break, just to let him heal completely).
Dennis's mom is coming out to take care of Matt during the two week time-frame that we'll be in the hospital up in Rochester. I need to go to the school tomorrow and add her to the emergency list, and I have a list written for Matt's wonky rotating "specials" days at school (show and tell and library are on rotating days).
I'm trying to figure out what Nolan will need for the hospital stay. From talking to other parents who have been there/done that (BTDT), bringing a blanket or two from home is a good idea. The BTDT mothers also recommended bringing 2 piece pajamas that button down the front so he isn't stuck in a hospital gown the entire time.
I'm also bringing the DVD player, the tablet computer, and other things that will help distract the little guy. I sincerely hope we'll only be in the hospital for 5 days (the short end of the time span) rather than 10 days (the longer end of the time span).