Aiden's first surgery has been scheduled!

Just got off the phone with Dr. Fearon's office - Aiden's first surgery will be on Tuesday, November 11.

He will have half of his fingers and toes on both hands/feet seperated during this first surgery. Then, in February, the rest of the fingers and toes will be seperated. They do it this way because you cannot cut both sides of a digit due to the location of the arteries.

I will receive more information from Dr. Fearon's office about the pre-op schedule and surgery day in the next few days and will post more info as I get it. Right now we are looking at heading to Dallas on Sunday, November 9. We will have a full day of pre-op appointments on Monday the 10th. From what we know, we expect just 3-4 days in recovery before we are allowed to bring Aiden home.

It is such a relief to have this date scheduled. My emotions are all over the place - I feel anxious because I want it to be here so we can "get it over with" but then again I'm so apprehensive knowing that they will have to put him under anesthesia for a 4+ hour surgery. I'm nervous about his recovery (he'll be in casts for 3 weeks and then we will have to clean and wrap his wounds for several weeks thereafter). And I'm nervous about leaving Ethan behind for a week - I've never been away from him for that long!

If you know me, you know that I am a planner. But among all of of the ordinary to-dos and appointments and trips written in my calendar, seeing "Aiden's surgery" on that little square marked with an 11 makes this journey with him a little more real. I will try my best to take one day at a time.

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