Record of Operation

Zayzay at the hospital - this photo was taken a day after the surgery...
@neildc (17252)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
December 12, 2010 10:23am CST
Hi guys... I just want to share what we have not witnessed inside the operating room... The record of operation done with Zayzay... [i] BILATERAL TONSILLECTOMY WITH LATERAL PHARYNGOPLASTY Patient placed in supine position with neck hyperextended under general endotracheal anesthesia. Asepsis, antisepsis and sterile draping done. Dingmann mouth gag then carefully applied. Intraoperative findings: grade 3 bilateral faucial tonsils. Right anterior tonsillar pillar was infiltrated with a 1:100,000 solution of epinephrine & 2% lidocaine, after which it was incised using electrocautery. Plane of dissection identified. Right tonsil was dissected from its bed using electrocautery until fully delivered. Hemostasis assured. Same procedure was done on the Left tonsil. The nasopharynx was visualized through a mirror, the adenoid was unremarkable without any sign of hyperplasia. No airway obstruction noted. Washing done, Hemostasis assured. Posterior right and left tonsillar pillars were sutured together with the anterior tonsillar pillar resulting in further widening of oral airway. Dingmann mouth gag carefully withdrawn. Specimen sent for examination. Procedure was well tolerated. [/i] All in all, the procedure was successful... And in just two days after the said surgery, Zayzay sleeps better with great improvement in his breathing, snoring is very minimal. He eats solid foods already even if the doctors said, not yet until he says so. But added, if Zayzay can tolerate the pain, then why not. I have added a photo taken a day after the surgery. And we greatly appreciate your kindness, you support and your prayers. Here's the song he sings for you all... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tqyZ2p9JkA
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Dec 10
Hooray, I love a happy ending!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
13 Dec 10
THis is great new and the song wwas so cute. Just becareful with solid food that it dont tare open the stiches wheere his tonsils were . thanks god he is doing good hugssssssssssssss
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Dec 10
we refrain from giving him solid foods but he is really eager to have some. the doctor said, if he can tolerate the pain, let him be. but only give him wet and no fried until two weeks.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
13 Dec 10
good advice when I had tonsils out the main thing I couls have was ice cream jello and soup!
@celticeagle (121096)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Dec 10
Well, isn't that just wonderful?! I am so glad to hear this was all a sucess! And he sleeping and feeling better. That is great! After all your worry over all of this it is all over and done and worked. What a relief it must be for you and your wife. I am very happy to hear all was sucessful. Happy days!
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Dec 10
this is really great, and now, me and my wife sleep better too without worries. A great relief for all of us and we thank God for this.
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@celticeagle (121096)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Dec 10
I am happy for you.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
12 Dec 10
Iam soooooo glad the surgery is over. Hope he makes a speedy recovery, sounds like he is. Many blessings to u all.
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Dec 10
thanks jo. well i guess, the recovery will not be that long. even the doctors have said, he recovers so fast. and as if there was no surgery happened to him, he is so active right now...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
13 Dec 10
That's wonderful, Neil. What a blessing u have received,
@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
13 Dec 10
I want to congratulate you for the success. I think it will be your most memorable Festival in your whole life. I wish you and Zayzay good luck for your future and Christmas. Thank you.:)
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
14 Dec 10
hi friend. thank you for the greetings. yes, i think, this is one of the best time of our lives, especially for zayzay. God bless...
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
13 Dec 10
Hi neildc! I am so happy to hear that everything went so well with Zayzay's operation. I do have one question, didn't the take out his adenoids? They usually take them out when they take the tonsils out, or at least they used to many years ago. I'm not sure if that's something the still do anymore. I was 13 when I had mine out and that was very old way back when I was a kid. Usually they were taken out when a child was around 5-6 years old! And I can't believe that Zayzay was able to sing! I had a really bad sore throat and could barely talk! He is so adorable. Thanks for shareing the video, it really made me smile! I am so happy that he will now be able to sleep more comfortably and so will you and your wife. I am so glad that all our prayers were finally answered! Give him a kiss and hug for me~Your friend, Opal
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Dec 10
i have learned from the surgeon today, they decided not to take out the adenoids as they found out, it is not making obstruction to the airway. i kept asking about it during the pre-ops, and they told me, they will be removed tool. but during the said proceedings, there was no reason to do it. he also said, adenoids will not get enlarged and as zayzay grows older, it will remain and thus making the airway bigger. zayzay really loves to sing. if you could just browse more of my youtube uploads, you can find more of zayzay singing and dancing. my wife also asked the doctor, will his voice change after the surgery? the doctor said, no. and the video thus proved it. lol
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
oh neil, i just watched his short video at the hospital. he was so cute and strong and an embodiment of hope. i also watched a couple of his videos in youtube where he was featured in a tv5 segment. i understood more of his condition and how much your family went through to find solutions. i'm sorry i wasn't active at the site during the height of those discussions and i didn't know you then. it's really different interacting just online and meeting online friends in person. up close and personal, people can really bond and share moments of just being there. and the 3rd video was when i saw him singing "may bukas pa" like there really is still hope for tomorrow. this is when i really was in tears. he really looked and felt well-loved the way he sang with such feelings at a tender age. wow... i hope i can visit you in cebu at one point, or thru another mylot meet up. your travel back is fast approaching (or have you gone back already hehehe). let us know your schedule and keep us posted. god bless always and take care of your lovely family. my regards to pat and a kiss for zay2x.
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
14 Dec 10
this little fellow really loves to sing and dance. we always make it sure to capture those moments so we can also share them with you. if God allows it, surely we will meet again someday...
@salonga (27952)
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
I am sincerely happy that finally your problem has been solved. Your son can have normal sleep onward and who could be happier but you, the parents! You owe this all to God who made all things possible by using people to fulfill your son's very need. Indeed with God nothing is impossible. Thank you for sharing your son's story through and through. It is very inspirational. God bless your family.
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
14 Dec 10
hi friend. it's true, there is nothing impossible with God...
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
12 Dec 10
Hello, Wow, the little fellow has bounced back incredibly well after having his tonsils removed. I hope the procedure was ok. I notice they had initially meant to repair the pharynx but they have not noticed anything unusual so they have left it. I still cannot get over Zayzay's quick recovery...it's truly remarkable. Give him a hug from your friend Tickle. Oh, that was a beautiful song he sang as well...such a big, loud voice considering his recent operation. He looks like he loves to sing!
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
14 Dec 10
hi Tickle. yes, our little angel has bounced back incredibly well. just a few days after the surgery, he already eats well and even asks for more milk than before. could be that his throat has more space now for food. about the adenoids, we have told the doctors during the pre-ops, that our doctor from the province have also told us that it will be removed, as he saw it from the endoscope. but then yes, during last week's proceedings, they checked-up it back found no visible obstruction so they left it. he really recovers so fast. and even the doctors were amazed.
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@GardenGerty (106513)
• United States
12 Dec 10
This is great news. I am so glad his surgery went well. Thanks for the updates and I wish you and your family all the best this holiday season and from now on. You did an awesome job advocating for Zayzay to get the medical attention he needed. It is interesting that you have this transcript of the surgery, and I will appreciate the video and the picture of your terrific little champion.
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Dec 10
this is all that i can do to reciprocate with the support and prayers you have given to us. it's really wonderful to think that with our prayers, we made it and it's a success...
12 Dec 10
Hi Neil, I am so glad everything has was ok and thanks for the youtube of your son sining, he is soooo cute, glad he is sleeping better now and once he is fullu recoverd, he will be fighting fit, I am so happy for all of you, big hugs. Tamara
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Dec 10
we are all so happy for the outcome of the proceedings and now we are all sleeping without worries. Thank you all too and hugs from Zayzay...
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
he is really one of a kind despite of what he been through he is still brave and remain as a jolly kid, i am happy that this over now :) an early Christmas gift :) Godbless!
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Dec 10
yes honey, he remains joyful and now even more hyper. Lol. Hope to see you again someday...
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 10
Watching the video send me into teary eyes. I am so overwhelmed to see zayzay so lively and joyful despite just recovering from the surgery. This must be the greatest gift for Christmas for your family. for zayzay.
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Dec 10
hi zandi. Yes, this is the best christmas for all of us, specially for our little angel Zayzay. Thank you so much for the prayers.
@jaiho2009 (39000)
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
hello neil, i love that little guy...so brave and behave thanks to everyone and most of all Thanks GOD for all the success and recovery. kisses and hugs to that brave little one
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Dec 10
yes, sis, this little angel is so brave and he recovers so fast, beyond our expectations. We really thank God for the very successful operation.
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
Hello Neildc, he's a great i hope similar children with the same problem as you're son before, will see this and get intrigue. i hope the success of zayzays operation will help other people out there.
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Dec 10
that is why i won't stop writing about this kind of condition, my advocacy will continue until i can...
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
16 Dec 10
Oh what an adorable little boy Zayzay is!! Bless his sweet little heart!! I'm SO happy that it's all done and now behind all of you for I know you all were on your toes throughout this whole ordeal. I know I would be! Please tell Zayzay that he's MORE than welcome but he's the one who was the real trooper!! You and your wife must be really proud of him! What a precious precious little boy!!
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
15 Dec 10
Oh, the little darling! He is so gorgeous! I am so glad that everything went well and that he is doing better than expected. What a brave little soul! Bless him...In regards to the thanks for the prayers, you are more than welcome and I am very pleased that they were heard. Good luck with the recovery Zayzay!
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Wow, I can't keep my eyes off that video of Zayzay. Glad to know that the operation was successful. I have to say sorry best I wasn't able to visit him as I promised you last time we've met. I have been busy processing my requirements for my visa going to Canada. Yeah you heard it right, change of plans. Anyway, hope I could play with Zayzay again. See you soon. God Bless. Kiss Zayzay for me ok.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
14 Dec 10
I have not responded to your discussions as of late, my health and my husbands and my mother in law seems to have all needed medical attention so have been running in circles! BUT..I am VERY thrilled to learn ZayZay come through this operation I know its been a very long hard battle for the family. They always say children bounce back faster through surgeries and illnesses. So his wanting to eat says a lot!!! He is a determined little man to get back to normal and the family should be so proud of him! I wish him well and hope he will be home soon Huggs to him and the family Marie
@Hatley (164395)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Dec 10
hi Neildc I am so glad ZayZay is doing so well. He is one charming little boy and I loved his song, he is getting well really fast from the looks of things.The surgical reports sound really reassuring too.I can well imagine what a relief it is for you all, the long wait,and all the worries and now the operation is done and he is on he road to recovery guess the old daying God is Good still holds forth today. I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year