|Dra. Kim and Elise after the surgery|
Saturday morning marked the end of wisdom.
The end of two of Elise's impacted wisdom teeth that is.
Doctora Kim extracted them using local anesthesia.
The procedure took about 3 hours, 7 sutures, 9 shots, and one brave patient.
It helped enormously that Dra. Kim was so cheerful and confident.
She even made Elise laugh as she joked with her assistants in Tagalog.
She doesn't look old enough to do this job,
but she did famously.
After the procedure,
Dra. Kim told Elise that this was Elise's early birthday present!
(Though it didn't come free...)
|all that swelling even LOOKS painful!|
Elise is doing well, with slow but sure recovery.
She's dealt with the normal swelling and pain,
soft foods and slower pace required by this surgery.
Thanks to all who prayed for Elise (and for her mom!) through the surgery.
There's somehow a feeling of vulnerability when doing something like this in a culture that's not your own, as you aren't completely sure if you're communicating accurately,
and when the expectations of how it would be done in your own culture can't be expected!
But again, we are very thankful for good medical care!
And Elise is thankful it's over.