We arrived at the h0spital at 5:30 am this morning. Evan was not very happy about being dragged out of bed before the sun was up, but after telling him his bear could come along he was a much more willing participant. He cried and wanted nothing to do with the nurses and kept telling everyone that he was done and that he wanted to put his jacket on and go home. It always breaks my heart to see him so distraught. We turned on one of his favorite shows which helped to calm him a little, but he still kept telling me he wanted to go home (and who could blame him). About 45 minutes before they took him to the OR they came in and gave him some tylenol and versed. Once the versed kicked in he was much "happier" (I've got some great pictures/video of him during "happy hour"that should come in handy during his teenage years). I was a bit nervous about how he would do when they took him up to the OR, but he let me lay him on the bed and the nurses wheeled him away without him so much as making a sound (ah, versed)! The surgery should last about 4 hours and then he will be staying overnight to monitor his pain and to make sure that there are no adverse effects from surgery or anesthesia.
I will continue to update as the day progresses. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. They are greatly appreciated!