Friday, January 28, 2011
Off to the OR
Thien Nhan will be wheeled into the operating room in 30 minutes' time. "I couldn't sleep last night," admits Thien Nhan's mum, Mai Anh. "But Thien Nhan is okay.
Last night, before going to bed, Thien Nhan met the doctors. "He asked them if they would cut his body from the neck down and whether or not there would be a lot of blood," reports Mai Anh. "When they told him that the incision would be small, he felt much better. He woke up at 5.45am and the first thing that he did this morning was to reconfirm that the incision would be small."
The surgery to insert prosthetic testicles and reconstruct Thien Nhan's penis is expected to take around eight hours.
[Photo shows Thien Nhan, 4, and his brother, Big Minh, in the hospital waiting room.]