Sunday, October 18, 2009
Waiting for Results
In this photo Thien Nhan, 3, is comforted by his dad as he receives the last in a series of injections that he needed in order to test his hormone levels.
"The shots really hurt. He was so brave but he could not stop crying," reported the toddler's dad, Nghinh. "I felt terrible but there was nothing that anyone could do to help him. He just had to go through it."
Having been in Houston, Texas for the past three weeks, Thien Nhan will fly back to Vietnam tomorrow.
The results of the hormone testing should be available in some days. If the tests indicate that Thien Nhan's undescended testicles are producing testosterone, he will return to Houston for major surgery in early 2010.
"He is very eager to go home," said his dad. "He misses home and especially his big brothers."