No parent should ever need to take their child into surgery. As we sit here waiting for Ryan's surgery, I think back to the others we've gone through. Ryan had tubes put in twice and his adenoids taken out before he was 18 months old. Fast forward 11 years and we were again faced with a surgery on Shawn's broken leg.
The year after, two more surgeries for Shawn and then one for Ryan after a baseball cleat to the face.
Let's not forget an 11 day hospital stay for Doug with a dozen procedures including emergency back surgery.
This never gets easier. In the big scheme of things, the number of surgeries isn't too bad. It's hard understanding that since the only two surgeries I've had were when the boys were born.
As I watch Ryan sitting in bed watching Sports Center and laughing a Vines, it makes it easier to know he's going to go under the knife in less than an hour.