Grant's surgery was successful. We were at the surgery center for about 3 hours, most of it spent waiting. The nurse, anesthesiologist, & doctor all came to see him. He chose strawberry flavored gas to put him to sleep, but he told us in recovery that it was not good. Once they took him back to surgery, the procedure took less than 30 minutes. He only has 2 stitches on the inside and a bandage on top. It did take him a while to wake up, but that was expected and typical for him. Once he did wake up, he downed 2 popsicles and was ready to go. He was starving, so we stopped for a Sonic grilled cheese on the way home. He's taking it easy this afternoon, but seems to be doing fine. He's already trying to clarify the doctor's statement of "no rough-housing for 2 weeks."
So many emotions today. I feel like this is more final than stopping medication. That this is a step of faith that he will no longer need that port. So excited for him to move forward from this chapter of life. And so proud of the brave little guy he has become. I feel like this is really THE END.