The night before Eli's surgery, there was a lot of apprehension. When I talked to E about what he'd really, really like to do before surgery, a water balloon fight topped his list. Water balloon fight, really? I can do that! And so, we did... and I am so glad we did!
Filling up is half the fun!
Lots of ganging up on Dad!
Lots of giggles!
And biting balloons!
And finding out what happens when you bite balloons!
It turned out to be a wonderful stress reliever! The next morning, Eli, Jason, and I were off bright and early to Riley Hospital.
After a successful surgery, our super-trooper (who only requested that his pain level, on a scale from one to 10, stay below a 7!), was able to go home! It was a delight to all of us as we had anticipated staying overnight!
Cheers for going home
Eli's surgery was two weeks ago yesterday. He really was a trooper in the pain department. I swear that God gave him a super-natural tolerance to pain! Unfortunately, enforcing a liquid diet on a 10 year old has not been nearly as easy!