My son is having an operation

Australia
February 27, 2008 8:59am CST
My 4 year old is finaly going to have his operation next week. As much as I am scared I cant hide how happy I am at the same time. He has had issues with his health ever since he was about 8 months old. Who would have imagined that tonsils can cause so much problems. Not only was he catching every bug but his hearing was very much afected. I have explained to him as best as I could what is going to happen. Considering that he might have mild autism he seems to understand what is going on.
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@Darkwing (21588)
28 Feb 08
That's good news Violeta, that after almost three and a half years, your son is finally to have his operation. Naturally, you'll be scared about the little mite having an operation, but kids heal very quickly and he'll soon be up and running around again, and just think how much better he will be. He'll be in my prayers, next week, as will you... just keep faith, remain positive, and above all, don't let your son see you're scared, and everything will be ok. Brightest Blessings and a ((((Huggggg)))) for your little boy. x
• Australia
29 Feb 08
Thanks a lot. I have learnd over the years not to show my negative emotions infront of him as he picks up on them really well. Once my husband and I had a bit of a figth (words only) my son called my husband angry (not daddy or by name he actually called him angry) if I cry even for movies he comes to me and gives me hugs and kisses and sais dont cry mummy. So I learned to control my self around him. Dispate his so called autism (we dont belive he has it) he is very tuned in and emotional boy (which is oposite of kids with autism). Anyway thanks for your kind words.
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@Darkwing (21588)
29 Feb 08
Awwwwwww, he sounds such a loving, caring little boy. Bless him. As for the autism, from what I can gather, there are varying degrees of it, and they're not all hyper, and the majority of them are ultra intelligent. He could have it, but not badly. I think a lot more is known about the condition these days, and it can be contained, or controlled quite well. Then again, you could be right... it might have been something else entirely. The medical profession has been known to make mistakes.
• Australia
29 Feb 08
he has not been diagnosed properly that is why we refuse to belive he has it. I have been a disability worker for 8 years and have worked with a lot of people with autism and he shows none of the characteristics people with autism have.
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Dont worry.your kid will be alright after the operation.Sure i will pray for him in my prayers.Dont loose your heart.Prepare your kid to face the operation.God is with you.It will be very paining for a mom to see her kid suffering.But it all will soon come to end and you will feel comfort after seeing smiles in your kid's face.
• Australia
28 Feb 08
Thanks for your words. I am taking him to church as he has been asking to go for few weeks now. I have explained it to him but he simply does not understand the whole thing so I let it go I just remind him that he is going to hospital and having an operation and that after the operation he is going to be healty.
• Pakistan
27 Feb 08
You should not be scared but rather you should be happy that your son is going for treatment and he will be ok after that and all his problems will be solved so i think you should have enough courage and be brave he will be ok and just pray for him to get well as soon as possible.
• Australia
28 Feb 08
I cant help my self the mother in me hates to see him in pain. I know that he will have beter health after the operation thats why we all have operations to feel better. Thanks for your reply every word helps me feel better about the whole thing
@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
27 Feb 08
Of course you're scared that your little guy is going to have an operation. That's normal for a Mom. Just keep telling yourself how much better off he's going to be once it's over and that will help get you through it. My granddaughter had open heart surgery at 3 months old because she was born with a hole in heart and you have to know how nerve racking that was for us but I believe God watches over these little ones who have to go through such ordeals. My prayers are with you and your son and I know he will come through this with flying colors.
• Australia
27 Feb 08
To be honest my heart bleads every time I see a child in pain. Kids dont deserve to go through such ordeals but as we see it every day sadly they do. Poor thing having such a major operation at 3 months must have been heart braking for all of you. Thanks for your kind words. We have a saying that goes something like this: may God help everyone including me, so I am going to say may God help every child in need including my son.