I need your advice on how to explain to my son, (who is 6) he will be having surgery in 3weeks. He is having kidney problems and we have been waiting for him to out grow it. Well the doctor finally decided something needs to be done. I don't know what to say to him or how to tell him what is going to happen. I do know that I will be nervous wreck. The surgery is two hours and he will need to stay 1 to 2 days in the hospital. The recovery is two weeks long so I have put in for vacation.
The reason as why I am hesitant is he gets anxiety about hospitals. See when I had my surgery he became afraid I wouldn't come back. I have talked to him, taken him with me to doctor appointments, and even to an appt at the hospital. We have to prepare for him to go a week before and he always wants to discuss every step up until we are on our way back home. Any advice or suggestion will be greatly appreciated.