Monday, 27 June 2011

Tomorrow

A while ago I said to a friend that it feels really weird to say that " I am taking my 6 year old daughter to see a plastic surgeon tomorrow." Well tomorrow, she is scheduled for plastic surgery - more precisely Otoplasty - correction and re-shaping of the ears.

Although I have no doubt that we are doing the right thing for the right reasons, I have the usual mom's stress of a fluttering tummy, anxiety at my child's safety and worry for her comfort after. I know that it is a rather long procedure (one and a half hours) and rather painful after, but I also know that we will be saving her a heap om emotional pain later in life. We are also spending a small fortune on it (in cash - no medical aid will pay for it) but know that we will possibly save a small fortune is psychologists fees later.

The simple truth is that kids are cruel - and will find something to single a child out and tease her. With girls, this very often is ears. I am no Botox mom, I just want my child to grow up being as "normal" looking as possible. We are not doing this so that she can participate in beauty pageants or anything like that - it is not what our family is about.

So please, if I can ask your prayers for us all tomorrow. I am not a lover of anaesthetic at all, so my first stress is always about that. I know we will be fine, but support is always welcome. Most of all because we seem to have lost my mom's support over the issue. But that is a story for another day. At least my MIL is flying up from PE on Thursday to visit and support our little Princess.

26 comments:

  1. Ooh good luck to you guys. I also dont like lirrlies going under anasthesia

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  2. Ooh good luck to you guys. I also dont like lirrlies going under anasthesia

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  3. I already read the post-op post so I know it went well. I can only imagine the worry beforehand. Jacob had some surgery last year that was necessary, although very minor. I was soooo scared. Kids are so resilient though. 

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  4. I am sure she is going to thank you years from now.

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  5. @c122274b09dfa9609ef0456b24d10e57  Sommer net bakore - en die vorm en grootte is ook verander. Sy het basies die ore vna 'n man gehad.

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  6. @9d02a2fdd611e62d563994b71a94e55f  Good on them for doing it for a boy. Funny enough, both our boys have pretty little ears.

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  7. @65113095ee578a6a63fc5032f3c8943d  She tends to wear the hair loose over the ears.

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  8. I hope everything goes (has gone) well!

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  9. I hope everything goes (has gone) well!

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  10. ag no, i see my comment didnt save :-( 
    Hope it all went well....my hubby had the same op done when he was little. 

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  11. Of course I will be thinking of you! When you have time, can you explain what it is about her ears that needed to be corrected?
    x
    Margot

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  12. Andrea @ The Mays Twins22 September 2011 at 15:16

    Many thoughts and prayers sent your way!! You both are awesome parents!

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  13. Cat, will most assuredly say a prayer for lovely Little Miss and her Mama tomorrow. Best and peace. :) 

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  14. Thinking of you!  I hope the appointment goes well and I have no doubt you are doing the right thing for your little girl xoxox

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  15. Thumbs! I will be thinking of you!Anesthetics stresses me out big-tme as well! I did not even notice the ears in all of the pics!

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  16. Thinking of all of you and especially The Princess. Sterkte.xx

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  17. Thinking of you guys and especially your little Princess. 

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  18. Susie's Homemade22 September 2011 at 15:16

    You will all be in my thoughts!

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  19. You guys are very good about this and so is your fantastic doc! And yay for earrings afterward :)

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  20. Good Luck.  I hope things go well and that the pain is minimal:)

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  21. @e0e489fc4ec6017f073ed0a9e8f2241a  She has no idea why - the whole point is to never let her think (now) that her ears were unattrctive - to avoid a knock to the self esteem. When she is older we will show her and tell her. She just know that we are fixing something that should be fixed - and looking forward to ahving earrings put it later.

    The doc is brilliant - her refers to "maak reg" - correcting. He says, We will correct this, and fix this. Very sensitve about it all.

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  22. Good luck and I think it's a great thing you two are doing for your daughter. 

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  23. Yes, kids can be cruel and it sounds like you really thought about this a lot.  Good luck and I hope her recovery is as easy as possible.

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  24. Knowing you, this decision probably took lots of deliberation and thought. I would love to hear more. What does A think?> Does she understand why she's having the op?

    All the very best for tomorrow and yes, of course, I'll pray.

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