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Barn Party and Pre-Surgery Nerves

Barn Party 2016

This weekend our church had their second annual Barn Party (you can see last year’s here). I took advantage of the opportunity to snap a few pics of the kids…the kids took the opportunity to snuggle a giant, fluffy cat.

Barn Party 2016

Barn Party 2016

Barn Party 2016 Barn Party 2016 Barn Party 2016

Tomorrow is The Big Day.

The day Apollo gets his g-tube removed. I’m nervous. It feels like we are losing our safety net. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy to have it gone after four and a half years…but it’s still scary. I’m worried he will be in pain and refuse to take oral medication. I am worried that he will lose weight and start refusing food again. I realize that doesn’t make any sense, there is no reason to think that he will suddenly stop eating, but I can’t even describe to you how horrible it is to not be able to feed your hungry child.

Apollo is just plain excited. He has been literally counting down the days.

Apollo weeks after he had his g-tube placed.

Here is Apollo the summer of 2012 just a couple of weeks after his g-tube was placed.

Tomorrow is going to be a long day. Check-in at noon, surgery scheduled for 1:30. Estimated 30 minutes to get set up with anesthesia and then 45 minutes for the procedure. Then, of course, I need for him to wake enough for us to head home. It doesn’t help that he is an absolute BEAR when he wakes up from anesthesia. Chuck is working so Kalina is going to be assistant Apollo wrangler, something she has never done after a surgery.

We’d appreciate your thoughts and prayers! I’ll update on Facebook throughout the day tomorrow.


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