An X-ray of what happened to Second son’s forearm and how his surgeon proposed to insert the metal pin. His first surgery was scheduled November 3 or 5.
Instead of staying long at the hospital to wait for the surgery, we opted to go home, with of course the doctor’s approval.
The doctor recommended that my child receive general anesthesia during the pin fixation. I had second thoughts about that. I have seen how my boy reacted after the close reduction procedure. He became hysterical and cried so hard immediately after taking the anesthesia dosage. And we took this as a warning commonly observed in children. After the anesthesia, he also felt like vomiting though there was none to vomit since his stomach was empty. A few hours after being subjected to anesthesia, he also experienced an itching sensation. Plus, there was this common misconception that anesthesia might affect one’s memory. I was subjected to anesthesia four times (three during child birth and the other one on my emergency appendectomy), and I have problems remembering things, places, happenings, and even names and directions.
I could still remember how we prayed so hard that the operation be a success. The closed reduction our doctor did to our son was unsuccessful, thus opted for a surgery.