**Added : The reason we did what we did below is because of medical insurance. Recently, my atm no longer enjoys 100% medical coverage for all of us because his new company has a different policy. So, we bought our own medical insurance. Operation by surgeons is acceptable. Anything touched by plastic surgeons aren’t. So, if we have gone to another hospital to see a plastic surgeon, it will definitely set us back by at least RM500 with new registration, calling the surgeon during off hours and his one and only plastic surgeon around our island. We are only charged RM100 by the paediatric surgeon for the three stiches. God bless him. I am adding this before people thinks I like to throw my weights around.**
So, I ended up at the Accident and Emergency unit in the hospital because my #2 son ‘gracefully flies on his skateboard matrix style and landed in the drain’ and has a cut on his lips. (matrix style is his own description)
There is not much blood and nothing serious except for some laceration and abrasion. Just a tiny-weeny cut on the lips which require some stitching. The A&E is manned by M.O. (medical officers who are qualified doctors) and this doctor wanted to refer us to another hospital far-far away to get the stitches done by the plastic surgeon.
I refused because it is one tiny cut and anyone can just sew it back. Hahaha, trust me, I know my stuffs. So, I told him to give a call to the paediatric surgeon whom I knew. He called but I do not know what he told the paed. surgeon. The M.O. came back to me and told us that facial surgeries like these are better done by plastic surgeon.
So, I was like wtf, my son damn macho wei, a tiny cut like that need just few stitches and I know very well the paed surgeon can do it. I had known him for a long time because last time, he used to cut my other son and sew him up in front of me. Such is our relationship. Paed surgeon would happily stitch and did stuffs in my presence and I wouldn’t blink an eye. I know it is something paed surgeon can do, ok? What plastic surgeon lah, not like I want breast augmentation or what.
But I don’t have paed surgeon’s phone but have another doc’s phone. So, what else, I phoned the other doc and ‘teh’ that ‘your MO don’t want to get paed surgeon, my son is not a girl so a tiny stitch like that wouldn’t matter, I don’t want to go to that hospital because I don’t like it…yadda yadda’.
And in the end, paed surgeon came…..
“Sorry ya, Mr. Ng. Hehehe, I know you can do it ‘cos I have faith in you wannn…”
Of course, after he has seen me, he knew who I am lah. “How are you? What are you doing now. It has been a few years ya? 2003?”
See? He even remembers the year! (when my son was under his care and the year he passed away)
Kid insists this is bloggable materials and gives permission to me to post this icky photo. Nice work by the paed surgeon, Mr. C.E. Ng of Lam Wah Ee. He is very gentle, humble and nice. Used to be single too. Hehehe.
Conclusion – Sometimes, we need to pull strings a bit to get our things done. And this is the first time any one of my kid needs to be stitched up. Considering that I have all four boys, I must say it is quite a good and clean record. *touch wood* And thank God, it is just external scratches. I guess Yehsou must have saved him matrix style as well. Whooosh…protects, lifts and walks off in His white robe, blonde hair flying and Hallelujah playing the background.
(tu lah, mak cakap, hang tak dengaq, masuk longkang dah)
You know hor, just now when I was there, got one school boy who was just standing by the road side….a woman driver drove by and somehow his bag was caught and he fell down and had to be sent to the A&E by the Jabatan Pertahan Awam’s ambulance.
Aiyer….life is full of uncertainties. It’s ok, my kid is damn proud of his gangsta look. Hahaha.