Thankful… that #3’s surgery went well

#3 is back home and recuperating nicely. Actually, after the accident, I had taken her to see a GP but he assured us that everything was fine, and it was only 5 days later that we found out her bone had been fractured. I’m so thankful that the op went well and she was able to be discharged the next day.

The stay in hospital was much better than we anticipated, in most part due to the caring nurses at Ward 76 of SGH. Both the eye and paediatric wards were full, so she was placed in the orthopaedic ward.

Kate ‘sayang-ing’ her jie jie

Snr staff nurse Tai Saw Ying saw me trying to sleep on the chair and made the effort to go over to the paediatric ward to find a mini deck chair so that I could rest properly. It was all taken, so she brought over 3 chairs and made a makeshift bed for me. How thoughtful.

The morning nurse was also a very cheery young lady who never lost her patience no matter how busy she got. Maybe she was sent to demonstrate to me how we can still serve with a smile even though we are demanded to be octopuses.

We made friends with the aunties on the other beds and found out that one spritely old lady works from 3am to 3pm selling fishball noodles at Tiong Bahru market even though she’s in her 70s! Inspirational.

We are indeed very thankful to Dr Chan Choi Mun and Dr Audrey Looi over at the National Eye Centre who handled her so professionally.

And of course, grateful to all our family and friends, and her teachers for their concern, encouragement, advice and prayers over the past few days. We know we are loved! 🙂 Hmm, finally I see the benefits of social media. Friends from far and wide sent us their healing wishes and prayers so quickly. Haha. Yes, I know, I’m slow. My kids never fail to point out I’m from the ‘old times’.

I’m real glad that #3 has been holding out so well. She is in a cheery mood despite all that she went through, and all the pain, aches and limitations post op. It was so sweet of her classmates to come over after school today to visit her and keep her company.

I guess there are always silver linings to be found.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend my dear friends.

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has” – Epictetus

Thankful… for the hub’s cooking

Thankful… for our helper
Thankful… for my family
Thankful… for the beauty of nature
Thankful… for my mum-in-law

~ – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore ~

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