Tomorrow is RJ's surgery and it is now starting to sink in. RJ's bag is packed for the hospital and he climbed the stairs to the bus this morning for the last time in who knows how long it will be. I'm sick to my stomach knowing that the decision we made for him (to help him in the long run) will cause him such a painful recovery. We've tried to prepare him but how do you prepare a kid for this? Especially a non-verbal one? I'm awaiting the phone call today from the hospital with the last minute instructions on when to cut off food and liquids and when to arrive at the hospital tomorrow. I will keep everyone updated on his status but we're in for a long day tomorrow as surgery is expected to take 6-7 hours.