I got in touch with the clinician at the cleft palate team to talk about my concerns for Lucas and his apprehension of surgery, and whether he will co-operate when it comes time to go into the operating room. She referred us to the psychologist, so I have a series of appointments there.
I also picked up some booklets in a program called ‘ Taming the Worry Dragon’. It is designed to give kids tools to deal with their worries and anxieties.
So, hoping that with all this intervention, we can help Lucas prepare for that trip into the operating room.