Let's start with the bad news: My 3 year old was kicked out of Kinder Nature Camp this morning. The age range of his class was 3-5. He was the youngest, but still. They said he wasn't ready for group participation. The director said he was "really sweet", but was more interested in exploring ants, bees, and dirt off by himself. She told me he could finish the week if I were able to be there with him one-on-one. But I didn't want to do that with a 1 year old in tow. Maybe next year. :(
Now for the good news.
I'm getting the sleeve!!!! I went to the seminar Saturday morning. Can't say I learned anything I didn't already know....but afterwards everyone got a chance to do their psych consult, nutrition consult, and meet with the surgeon. It took about 4 hours. When I met with Dr. Patel, he said he was able to accept all of my test results from Pittsburgh, I just needed to redo the nutrition consult because I had been planning on getting the band. Everything else was fine: the psych consult, my upper GI series, my EKG, etc.
We discussed a tentative date of July 18. I didn't set it in stone because I wanted to make sure that worked for my family. Now I have to wait for my "patient advocate" to contact me and set it up for sure.
I'm so excited!!
If I get the date of July 18, we still have some logistics to work out. Such as---will I take my little boys down there with me? If so, how long will I stay before feeling well enough to fly back with them in tow?
OR---should I fly down by myself and go back rather quickly? What do you think? Is it crazy to fly in on a Sunday, have surgery on a Monday, stay in the hospital Monday night (it's just a one night stay), THEN fly home by myself on Wednesday?
Please tell me your thoughts. I've had 2 c-sections and I felt pretty good after 4 days. Sore---but good.