“I can’t do everything,” and “This is going to end.” These are the two key insights co-host Ashlyn Thompson shares with us about her recent surgery recovery experience with her daughter Emery, who was born with a congenital anomaly called bladder exstrophy.

Now back on United States soil, Ashlyn reflects on the challenges of the last six weeks caring for her two-year-old after a life-changing surgery in England. Between Ashlyn’s post-op experiences with Emery and co-host Emily Whiting’s with Charlotte, the two have navigated 18 pediatric surgeries. They discuss “the black hole” that is pediatric post-op and how to survive it.