My heart feels heavy.....
We found out 2 days back that Adik has Hernia and she has to go for surgery.
The surgery date is fixed for next week and Adik needs to be put to sleep under the general anesthetic for the 1 hour operation.
We hope, she can go back on the same day as the DR says that if all goes well, it will only be a day surgery and after 4 hours of observation, we can bring her back.
During the check at clinic, Adik was crying so much as she was very scared. She only wanted to cling on to me. Thus, I can imagine how things will be like the moments before she goes in for surgery. She is also required to fast a few hours before the surgery, so Im really lost on what I should do should she wants her milk. What the nurse advise me was to feed her a very full meal at night, and last milk at 2am.
I've done loads of research on Hernia for babies yesterday and I wished I was more observant and concern about that swelling that she has at her abdomens area on and off since a few months back. I did touch the swelling a few times when she had it but since she didnt cry, and since the swelling will go off after a while, I just let it go....until we saw a really big one some nights ago that we decided we should really get it checked.
But these things r planned and Allah (swt) is the best of Planners and if the surgery needs to be next week, it shall be.
The Positive side to this is that Dr Chui is an experienced surgeon and he said that he has done a hernia surgery on girls many times. The risks are low and recovery takes about 7 days. There is only a 1 in 1000 chance of any re-occurrence and thank GOD we have medical insurance for Adik.
I wish, I could take her place, as a mother, I wish my daughter dont have to go through this pain. But I also know that Allah (swt) is All Merciful, thus, I am clinging on my faith that this is a test for us and Insya'Allah, our family will get through this. This is only make us stronger. Insya'Allah.
Meantime, Adik is down with high fever and a bad cough. With crying and cough, her Hernia gets worse cos her abdomens are strained. We just hope that within the few days we have till surgery date, she will not be in any kind of danger from the hernia because if the hernia gets stuck and the swelling cannot go down, than there is danger.
For any readers who happen to pass by my blog, do read a prayer for my doll face little baby Asyura. Barely 1 year old, a bubbly and sweet baby is sick.
She cried herself to sleep last night something that she has never done before.
Last week, she wore this dress for the first time and looked like a big girl already.