With Lily's surgery tomorrow, we've spent the last couple of days talking to her about what's going to happen so she won't be too scared.
We watched Curious George Goes to the Hospital to help introduce the concept to her because just explaining it wasn't doing the trick.
I let her know that her special lovey can be with her all the time. Mommy will be there when she goes to sleep and when she wakes up. After she wakes up, they'll give her a special snack.
She told me that she didn't want to get a shot and that she was a little nervous and scared. (How does a 4-year-old even know the word "nervous?")
We ate a special dinner from Subway and picnicked in the living room watching TV. She went to bed without any whining or crying.
I hope this brings some relief, not just for Lily, but for all of us!