Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thirsty and Happy
It's been an eventful few days for Thien Nhan! Following a very successful and speedy recovery from his urethral dilation, Thien Nhan and his family drove to Boston, where they attended a medical conference and met some of the surgeons who might be involved in the future genital reconstruction process. Dr. Joe Rosen presented Thien Nhan's case to conference attendees, while Greig Craft met with many doctors in a bid to rally support. On Sunday, they flew on to Chicago, where Thien Nhan will meet prosthetic specialists.
The urethral surgery has made urination much easier for Thien Nhan, who used to refuse liquids so as to avoid having to urinate often. Thien Nhan is delighted with the results. "He is enjoying peeing and shows me all the time," reports his mom, Mai Anh. [The photo shows Thien Nhan and Mai Anh eating pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) in Boston].