Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Progress Report

While Thien Nhan is doing well, he's not healing from his genital reconstruction quite as quickly as the doctors in Italy had hoped. "The dressings have to be changed three times a day," reports his mom, Mai Anh. "I take him to the hospital here a few times a week for check-ups, and we also send photos to the Italian doctors regularly to be sure that everything is OK."

Hanoi's humid weather may be to blame for the slow healing process. Or the delay could be caused by wear and tear, since Thien Nhan gets around by jumping on one leg and this puts additional strain on his groin.

"In general he's doing fine," says Mai Anh. "We are very happy that the surgery is behind us."