Thank you all for your wonderful comments yesterday. I truly appreciate each and every one of them. And while I certainly appreciate the comment that was in German, I can't say that I understand what it said. However, assuming it was something helpful/nice/funny/wise, thank you as well! Haha.
I just wanted to post a quick update about the pre-op stuff. I called the pediatric cardiologist's secretary today and asked about the whole sedation thing. I asked if it would be o.k if we tried the echo without the sedation first and if it didn't go well, then moving on to the sedation. I told her that Dylan has had 3 echos in the past and has never had to be sedated. He has always done very well. She said that we could try it, but to come prepared for the sedation - ie. not feeding him 6 hours prior to the echo. Um, wait just a sec, 6 hours? I told her that I was told 4. Her response: "Oh right, 4. Yeah, sorry. Is there anything else I can help you with?".
Gr. I really can't stand it when I am made to feel like an inconvenience just because I am concerned about my baby.
Anyway, like Jen said in her comment, I do realize that in the big scheme of things this is small potatoes. My baby is about to have open heart surgery and I am worried about a little sedation. I don't really know why I'm choosing to worry about this. Maybe because if I worry about this, then I'm not thinking about the BIG thing...you know...the heart surgery.