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Aidan's eyelid op..



Aidan's entropion surgery was scheduled for this morning at 11am. I'd tried to postpone it due to the recency of my op plus that hubby is not in town..but Dr Khoo would be away on holiday leave from next week onwards and will only be back mid Dec.

Tried to explain to him what the surgery is for and I think he kinda understood when he told me when queried this morning that he's "going for an eye surgery so that there won't be eyeshit in my[his] eye anymore" (although that isn't actually guaranteed!). We had to wake him up at 5am in the morning for his breakfast as he isn't able to have anymore food and liquid from then till 11am.. By 9am, he told us that he was hungry and thirsty already..Thankfully, he accepted our explanation and didn't whine much.

He was in a good mood before the surgery..even when he was wheeled into the operating room, he was still so bubbly. Dr Khoo said most children usually get frightened at that stage. He was so pleased when the nurses were telling him how brave and handsome he was. I was to stay in the room till the anesthesia kicked in. Even though this was a relatively safe operation, I still had butterflies in my stomach especially when seeing him lying there on the bed trying to resist the lure of sleep..

The op was a success according to Dr Khoo and I could also see that his bottom lashes are now turning out/downwards..His eyes are slightly swollen and bruised but the stitches are not very obvious unless you look closely. The op took about two hours and when he woke up, he started retching and told us that he was in pain..Wanted us to get rid of a 'bad smell' and kept saying that he was hurting so much. He tried to rub his eyes too and we held his arms down to prevent him from doing so. He refused to stay put on the bed and wanted to be carried. Initially, MIL and Nenita took turns to do so (they didn't want me to do so as I was still hurting a li') but he kept turning to me and asking why I didn't want him..Had no choice but to carry him and tried my best to pacify him..and pretty soon, he fell asleep. Hurts so much to see him looking so wretched and miserable. We stayed in the post-recovery room for about 3 hours and was allowed to go after the nurses saw him eat and pee without problem (although he puked on the way out of the hospital).

He had a good sleep and when he woke up in the evening, he was much better and was soon his usual active self although the first thing he demanded for was strawberry icecream! Thanks for your prayers and to those who'd smsed me this morning asking about him..Am really relieved that it went okay.







Aidan - Post Op
MIL said Aidan's eyes look bigger now..I can't really tell the difference though..

You can see a close-up of his eyes here
Absorbable sutures were used so in a few days time, they will dissolve..


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tiffanyx
Nov. 23rd, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
Praise the Lord!!

i pray for complete recovery for brave aidan! =)
angeliatay
Nov. 23rd, 2007 10:14 am (UTC)
Thanks :) Appreciate it!
jinsiew
Nov. 23rd, 2007 10:14 am (UTC)
just came back and saw this post. sorry we did not want to disturb you all. love to drop by tomorrow with the kids if that is ok, will call you again. glad that it is all over...the part about how him complaining of the pain and all when he first woke up is heart pain...

wish him and you speedy recovery!!
angeliatay
Nov. 23rd, 2007 10:15 am (UTC)
the boy woke up in the evening and wanted to grab his bag to join the other boys at Berries. We told him that the kids will visit him later. Unfortunately, his blur mommy forgot abt what she told him and I only just remembered to call u :P
moomeh
Nov. 23rd, 2007 10:15 am (UTC)
Hurray that the op went well.

:) you take care too. i dunno whether its the angle or not but you look thinner! must jia po!
angeliatay
Nov. 23rd, 2007 10:17 am (UTC)
unfortunately, it is the angle..wish i was really slimmer though *grin*
missustay
Nov. 23rd, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)
his eyes do look somewhat bigger. glad the operation went well!
angeliatay
Nov. 23rd, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
his eyes are more defined now that his lower eyelashes are more distinct :) thanks!
syun
Nov. 23rd, 2007 11:26 am (UTC)
glad the op went well.. that's the most important thing. And his eyes still look so great! all sparkly. :)
angeliatay
Nov. 23rd, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
actually, it was sparkly then coz there were some tears..but yeah, am just glad that the op went well!
diana_lee
Nov. 23rd, 2007 11:32 am (UTC)
A brave little man indeed!
Glad everything went well, hope he'll recover at the speed of lightning! :)
angeliatay
Nov. 24th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
thanks! he's actually doing v well..no more pain he said!
ethanswee
Nov. 23rd, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
Well done, Aidan for being such a brave little boy! Thank God that everything went smoothly and he's now recovering well. You take great care too! :) God will watch over your family! :)
angeliatay
Nov. 24th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)
Hey..read about your delivery and am glad that everything went okay for you!! Congrats for the birth of li' Jonathan!
oiseauxbleu
Nov. 23rd, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
Lots happening of late - I'd glad everything's okay. Have a good rest and enjoy the rest of the year and coming holiday season. Will be back in another 3 wks or so, catch up when I'm back in SG!
angeliatay
Nov. 24th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
yeah, let's catch when when you're back :)
musomuse
Nov. 23rd, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
wow he only swelled so little! Mine swelled up and my eyes looked like Cher. =(

speaking of which, i've been delaying my own op...... :( i should get it done soon.
angeliatay
Nov. 23rd, 2007 12:16 pm (UTC)
yeah, i thought the doctor did a good job..the bruising and swelling was slight and you really can't tell his eyes were operated on from afar. eh, having eyes like cher isn't that bad leh *grin*

what other op do you still need to go in for? thought u had that problem rectified?
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bits_n_bites
Nov. 23rd, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
Hi Anglia, thanks for sharing! Is this the Dr Khoo Boo Kian from Mt Elizabeth?

Anna has been going there for check-up and I have been delaying her operation. After seeing what Aidan goes through, I felt somewhat relieved!

Good to know that Aidan had get over it so fast! He's such a cheerful and easy-going boy. And by the way, do take care of yourself.
angeliatay
Nov. 23rd, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is Dr Khoo. Does Anna have the same problem as Aidan?

Yeah, Aidan's okay now. He's behaving like nothing has happened..he'd only complained about the awful smell mainly which is from the gas..he even said his eyes doesn't hurt anymore. Hope that makes u feel better if you do plan to let Anna undergo the op. I just wanted to get it over with 'coz his eyes pre-op were beginning to irritate him more..
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mynthe
Nov. 23rd, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
i do think his eyes look different now too. Glad that things went smoothly, all the best! :)
angeliatay
Nov. 24th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
i think it is just swollen now..must wait later to see they have really gone 'bigger' :D
myeisha_l
Nov. 23rd, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC)
Aidan is very brave indeed! Wish him and you speedy recovery.
angeliatay
Nov. 24th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
thanks dear!
mummywendy
Nov. 23rd, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
well done Aidan! You are such a brave boy!
Wishing both of you speedy recovery!
Take care!
angeliatay
Nov. 24th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
thanks wendy...he kept asking for his friends though..think he is bored staying at home :P
alisonrae
Nov. 23rd, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
Wow, very fine handiwork. Glad to hear Aidan did well and is fine now. :)
angeliatay
Nov. 23rd, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
thanks for ur concern! tell alison not to worry too okay :)
dotteddreams
Nov. 23rd, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
he still looks as handsome lar hehe!

wishing aidan a speedy recovery :)
angeliatay
Nov. 24th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
as long as his eyes are okay, im thankful. thanks!
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