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On Tuesday, Today show co-host Dylan Dreyer spoke about her sons, Calvin and Ollie, going in for surgeries only days apart.
Dylan shared that the coronavirus pandemic prevented her husband, Brian Fichera, from joining them at the hospital.
Fans are wishing Dylan's sons speedy recoveries on Instagram.
Dylan Dreyer had her hands full this past weekend.
When the third-hour Today show star returned to her hosting duties on Tuesday, she took a moment to speak with fellow co-host Sheinelle Jones about why she was absent for a few days. The mother of two explained that her sons had surgeries only three days apart: Three-year-old Calvin had his tonsils removed and then six-month-old Oliver “Ollie” George went in for a routine surgery. Thankfully, all went well, and her boys are now at home recovering.
"We didn't intend for their surgeries to be back-to-back but because of COVID[-19], everything got rearranged," she said. "Calvin got his tonsils out. He was a trooper, he's already feeling a whole lot better. Oliver had surgery too."
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While Dylan described the experience of having her children go under anesthesia as “stressful” and “nerve-wracking,” not having her husband, Brian Fichera, by her side made it a bit more difficult. This was especially true when she had to pump while Oliver was in surgery.
"Because of COVID, [Brian] and I both couldn't go, so I'm trying to carry my pumps, my cooler bag, my diaper bag, Oliver post-surgery, trying to hold him gently — I just didn't have enough hands,” she said. “It was a challenge going through it alone."
Despite this, the 38-year-old was appreciative of the medical staff who helped out throughout the entirety of both procedures. Before going back on air, Dylan gave her Instagram followers an update with photos of Calvin and Ollie at the hospital.
“Back-to-back routine, but necessary, surgeries for my boys!” she wrote. “They’re home and on the mend and I’m sure glad these past few days are over.”
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Without skipping a beat, fans began sharing messages of love and support for Dylan and her family in the comments section.
“Awww, those brave boys! Hang in there, mom!!” one person wrote. “Glad those beautiful boys are home and on the mend. 🙏🏽,” another added. “Please take care, sending prayers and hugs 💙💙,” a different fan said. “They will be ok... they are tough like you,” a follower commented.
We’re wishing Calvin and Ollie speedy recoveries!
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