Janelle was admitted to KKH for dental surgery. The plan was she to be admitted for a day to have 3 tooth extracted due to decay, 2 crowning to protect her top moral tooth and washing.. The initial plan was on 29th Feb but mummy had a business trip on hence need to bring forward the operation. It's either to brought it forward during Chinese New year season (day 7) or have to wait for another 3 to 6 months. Since we had waited for 4 months, we doesnt want to wait longer as we afraid the decay will get worse. So we choose to go ahead during chinese new year. Thank God we managed the first slot at 830am and Janelle need to fast from 12am onwards. But one condition was janelle had to be admitted to hospital one day before to ensure the fasting, and prepare for operation as early as 6am. But we still think 830am was the best arrangement for us. You know "hungry baby is an angry baby".
Daddy got her a balloon to encourage her.
Briefing her while we are waiting outside the operating theater. Mummy is only allow to be in the operating room to put her on GA.. She was very good and behaved herself while putting on GA.. Watching to mummy saying prayers for her while dosing off to her lalaland.
The wait was horrible... I just sit there and wait as my mind will went wild, so i went back to the room and doing all the cleaning.. washing her bottle, clothes, making her bed, etc.. Planned for a 90min operation, ended coming to 2hrs.. She cried when she was awake, see her tears flow down, so does mine. She woke up in the observation room and doctor then discharge her back to her ward. But GA still not yet went off, she soon she dose off again after cranky-ness.
The operation didnt go through as per planned, instead of 3 tooth extraction, dentist did 6.. YES! oh my god.. 6 tooth... 3 was decay and another 3 was shaky and adult was coming up soon. hence they need to be removed and make way for adult tooth. (after 2 months, 2 tooth has grow... one bottom and one top)
She was award to a Bravery award for being bravely during the operation.
The ugly and toothless Janelle. The recovery was fast, it's takes about half a day.. she starts to eat porridge in the late afternoon... and we was able to discharge at 5pm when she able to eat and drink well. But she was on 2 weeks of soft diet.
The total bill make up $6k and cannot be covered by insurance.. :(