Monday, December 15, 2008

From boy...to man...

Syukur alhamdulillah...Hilman's "snip-snip" was hassle-free and, more importantly, rather "pain-free" for him, except for when Dr. Ra*ak sprayed the freezing cold anaesthetics to his ***** AND, errrr, there was also one part when he was wincing in pain, and when Dr Ra*ak asked him why, he said his Mommy was squeezing his hands too tightly. HAHAHAHA! I was so tensed that I didn't realize I was doing that to him, actually! Be rest assured, Hilman was pain-free after that. Dr. Ra*ak chit-chatted away with him, and before he knew it, it was all done :)

Thank you for the tips given by some of you on the pre and post-snipping's TLCs. A special thanks especially goes to Mrs A. That advice on having Hilman wear a seluar cerut and a big pair of undies (to house the cup-cum-protector was really useful). I never thought about that. I was only thinking of the times when my brothers had their snip-snips more than thirty years ago, and I could only think of one thing - kain pelikat! Come to think of it, I just can't imagine Hilman wearing a kain pelikat walking back to the car after the procedure when all the other boys were wearing normal trousers, etc after their procedures! That would have been quite a sight to behold! Hehehe!

I didn't have time to go and get a decent seluar cerut for Hilman this morning, but, I managed to dig through my wardrobe and found the seluar for my salwar kameez given by a dear friend Mu*ni to me in Newcastle last year which was a perfect (rather baggy pants at the right place) for Hilman to use. I had to fold it a couple of times though, as it was rather long for him. I didn't tell Hilman that they were mine. If not, sure sampai sudah he would not want to wear them!

Ayah reached home from work at 11:25a.m, and we straight away made our way to DSH and reached there at 11:45a.m. Mak was already waiting for us there. My Mommy couldn't make it as she also had a doctor's appointment this afernoon. There were 3 boys who also had their snip-snip before Hilman. His appointment was supposed to be at 12:00p.m but, Dr. Ra*ak only managed to see him at about 12:55p.m. Suffice to say, Hilman was pretty restless waiting for his turn. He kept on asking me for the time. But, seeing the boys who came out of Dr.Ra*ak's clinic before him walking just fine and smiling away (sheepishly, I may add :)) made him feel less anxious, I guess.

All in all, including the cleaning done pre and post-procedure took about 30 minutes or so, and before Hilman knew it, it was all over. Dr Ra*ak is really good with kids, and I think he managed to make Hilman feel relaxed in no time at all! I would recommend him to those who have anak-anak bujang untuk disunatkan. A very nice doctor indeed.

When we reached home, his sisters started teasing him, especially his Kak Long Hanna who kept on asking him if she could see "it" - much to Hilman's horror and annoyance. Hanna kept on going, "Can I see it, dear brother? Please, please...pretty please?" (While batting her eyelids to Hilman!). Even until tonight he's still being teased by the sisters. Anyway, Hanna said somehow her lil' baby brother nampak "macho" pulak after coming back from the hospital (I'm not sure if she really meant it, or it's part of her teasing Hilman, too?). Hahaha!

Anyway, here are some pics of my boy - pre and post snip-snip. Ada nampak difference ke? :)

39 comments:

Ezza Aziz said...

Alhamdulillah! semua dah selamat.
Hilman,jangan minum air banyak sangat..nanti anu nya kembang...jangan asik lepak depan PS2..cuba bawak jalan supaya darai h berjalan lancar. Satu lagi jangan curi makan ayam....nanti gnatal ..ishhh banyak nya pantang larang...

Mrs.A said...

You are very welcome.. the doc forgot to tell you because soo many yang disunatkan cuti sekolah ni I think. Congrats to you and Hilman in surviving this episode!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Wanshana...very interesting post this.
Just dropped by to say hellp.
You keep well and have a great week, Lee.

D.N.A.S said...

My two boys had their snip-snip when they were 3 months old. The doctor put a ring around the **** and after about 4 days the ring fell off and the **** was healed.
I think older boys have to use the smart clamps, easy to clean and hassle free.

wanshana said...

Kak Ezza,

Thank you - especially for the tips and pantang larang. So far, Hilman minum macam biasa and Shana dah suruh dia berjalan-jalan around the house, in fact dah a few times jugak turun naik tangga. So far, so good :)

Ayam pun tak sentuh since yesterday. Insya Allah maybe about seminggu kot berpantang dari makan ayam. Tengahari ni nak masak sup ikan merah for him, insya Allah.

Tapi, tang PS2 tu, tak boleh nak kata apa...Memang berjam-jam mengadap! At least it's taking his mind off the pain (if any):)

wanshana said...

Mrs.A,

Thanks again :)

Can't blame the doctor. I pun lupa nak tanya dia or his nurse when I made the appointment that day. I guess they all pun assumed that I would (should?!) know what should be worn kot? Hehehe...

wanshana said...

Uncle Lee,

Thanks!

Errr, I think initially you did drop by to say "hello". But, after reading this posting on the snip-snip thing, it changed to "hellp" (HELP?!). HAHAHAHA!

You keep well, too, Uncle Lee and enjoy your week ahead, okay :)

wanshana said...

D.N.A.S,

I've heard of the clamp and ring thingy, too, and was hoping Dr. Ra*ak would use that method, too. But, he used the "laser" method instead (which is not really laser actually).

Dr. Razak said the best time to do it would be masa newborn, and I guess 3 months old would still fall under 'newborn', kan? Senang nak jaga masa baby. Insya Allah, kalau ada rezqi dapat another baby boy, we'll probably follow his advice (but get him to use the ring thingy):)

Kmar said...

Alhamdulillah... everything went well. So Shana, dah ´officially´ ada anak teruna kat your house ni.. he.he.he.. Sooner or later, suara pun akan bertukar... Wow, cepat betul masa berlalu.

Hope Hilman in speedy recovery or else he will be the ´master´ of PS2 games then.. he.he.he.. Kalau tak bagi main, tak boleh jugak. Masa ni la dia ambil advantage.

Take care.

wanshana said...

Hi Kmar,

Thanks :)

Yes, so glad it's over and done with. But, now that you've mentioned it, I don't think I'm ready for Hilman to pecah suara and all, you!!!

My little baby boy...dah besar...Sobs! Nanti dia dah tak nak I gomol-gomol dia lagi...Sobs sobs... :(

He's fast becoming Master of PS2 alright...Nasib baik Hasya takes control of the console every now and then :)

You tak care, too, dear!

wanshana said...

Oooops! I meant to write "Take" care!

jabishah said...

Alhamdulillah... So how is the little man today? What's for dinner? I bet his PS2 gets him entertained most of the time...

((Hugs)) to Hilman... ke dah malu dah being hugged?? ;-)

wanshana said...

Ja,

Yes, alhamdulillah. My litte man is doing fine, thank you.

Just as I'm typing this he's playing (believe it or not), BRATZ game on PS2 with his Kak Ngah. Hehehe... Any game can lah with him, as long as he can play his PS2! Hehehe!

He's having Sup Ikan Merah and also sweet n sour tenggiri for dinner to night. Kesian dia...he saw his sisters having Szechuan chicken just now, and siap pesan suruh I keep some for him for the day he can take chicken again... Kelakar...Macam lah I tak boleh masak the dish again. Hehehe!

wanshana said...

Oooops! And Ja - masih bernasib baik baik. He's still very okay with being hugged. Yeay!!!

I'll definitely hug him for you :)

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Hi Shana,
To the lil man of the house - tahniah! To the mommy (I guess lagi panic dari her son..hehehe) - alhamdulillah... everything went well...

Dalam 'pantang' ni is the time to manja-manja, watch TV, PS2, makan-makan... best lah tu kan Hilman?

Cuma jaga ibu jari kaki tu... jangan tersepak, ok?

Selamat menjaga anak 'berpantang' :)

ms hart said...

Wanshana, sorry lah, I memang 'bias' sikit tengok si Hilman you ni; teringat kat boboy I sorang tu! Walaupun dah 'from boy...to man...' as you put it, I masihlah tengok dia macam boboy-boboy gitu, kan. Bucuk-bucuk manja gitu!! Nak-nak kenangkan segala favourite food dia tu! Cepat2 sembuh, ya Hilman!

Anonymous said...

hye,.just wanna drop by..i saw ur entry and find it interesting. btw back when i was about 6 years old (i'm now 20++). i remembered the moments when my bro g0t snipped.haha.. i guess that time even when he got snip-snip from the clinic,it left him a pain. and i was like joyful and i even laughed at him (so bad..kecik lagi). and ask him to play masak-masak wth me.owh he wont do it if he's not on that condition i might say!..just to say how i cherish that moment- so your sons' kak long..and very pity after the laughing-time. mrs wanshana hope ur young boy shall grow up as a good and reliable person. ;)

Just drop by. Miss Anon.

wanshana said...

Hi Ja @ DDI,

Thanks :)

Jenuh jugak nak jaga anak bujang dalam pantang nih! I ingatkan pantang lepas bersalin ajer nak kena jaga ibu jari kaki, etc! Hehehe...

Anyway, malam ni Hilman dah start rasa sakit sikit-sikit. I've given him some ponstan syrup before he slept tadi. I hope it's nothing serious. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to sleep soundly again tonight. Every single movement he makes, I'll surely terjaga to make sure his **** is protected. Risau coz' he can be quite lasak when he sleeps.

wanshana said...

ms hart,

Thanks, insya Allah. Amin. :)

Tu lah tu! I ni, bila dia tidur ajer mesti nak cium and peluk dia puas-puas. Takut kejap lagi dah tak nak menggesel-gesel ngan Mommy dah :(

Boys besar-besar ni best peluk cium, kan, ms hart? I'm sure you feel the same way about your gingerredman, kan?

Kejap betul...dah nak jadi anak bujang teruna dah... SOBS! :(

wanshana said...

Dear Miss Anon @ 12:08a.m,

Thanks for dropping by,and also for the doa. Insya Allah. Amin :)

Yes, I'm sure Hilman's Kak Long pun will remember this experience until she's all grown up - just like you're reminiscing the time you "bully" your brother dulu. Hehehe!

Hilman has come to a point where he just ignores his Kak Long teasing him :) Memang dah macho anak bujang I ni!

afsi said...

Dear WS

How is the young man doing? Hopefully he has fully recovered and begin his life as a man :)

It will be a few more years before I experience it..snip snip for my AF3..

regards

Waterlily said...

Hello Shana

My experience after my son kena snip snip is that - he's more shy (self concious?) bila salin baju depan I..he's now 11 yo.

Anyway - speedy recovery to Hilman.

Mior Azhar said...

Tahniah Hilman!!!
Pain free? Waah seronoknya budak zaman sekarang ehhh? Anyway, really you squezze his hand really hard? Hahaha that's funny...

MA & Brood said...

Ahh..that makes the two of us!My Adik pun dah selamat di-khatan-kan without any fuss or drama.

Well done Hilman!

IBU said...

Wah! Wah! Dah macho dah ...

Cute nyer pakai kain pelikat. But honestly, seghiau tengok the 2nd pic which Tn Doc / Sifu Ayah coaching Hilman on pelikat folding. Takut terburaiiii!!! Hahaha TOLONG!!

Congratulations Hilman.

wanshana said...

Dear afsi,

He's doing fine, thank you - except that the swelling has not gone down as yet, and still ada slight bleeding every now and then. But, he doesn't have any pain, syukur alhamdulillah :)

It was quite an experience for me - first time anak bujang I berkhatan... Kelakar pun ada jugak bila fikirkan the amount of preparations I did which turned out to be quite unnecessary. Hehehe!

I'm sure you and Mama will go through the same thing with AF3 nanti. All the best!

wanshana said...

Hello Waterlily,

Thanks!

Hilman ni memang dah quite some time malu bukak baju depan I. So, masa memula tu jenuh jugak lah nak mandikan dia (coz' I have to make sure the area is always dry). I've also been advised to soak/clean it with saline solution so that cepat sembuh. So, you can imagine the struggle I had to go through to do that. Now dah okay dah :)

wanshana said...

Mior,

Thanks :)

Yes, bebudak zaman sekarang are so lucky. Nearly no pain at all, and the wound is so clean. No need to change dressings, etc. Menyenangkan kaum ibu jugak (coz' I'm pretty sure kaum bapak buat donno ajer bila bab-bab jaga anak bujang bersunat ni!)

And Yes - I REALLY did squeeze his hands...quite hard...but, NOT intentionally, okay?! Dr Ra*ak pun tergelak...

wanshana said...

MA,

I've just read your posting on Adik's snip-snip. Congratulations to your anak bujang #2. So, cool and brave. Boleh gang ngan Hilman. It's amazing how calm your Adik was pre-procedure :)

We thought of hanging the kain pelikat for Hilman, too - just like how you did with Adik. Ayah beli satu buntal besar tali rafia nak gantung kain. Hehehe! But, bila tengok Hilman okay aje bersila playing his PS2, we decided not to.

He still uses the cup 24/7 to protect his ***** and I sleep with him just to make sure that it's protected all the time coz' he can be quite lasak. So, you can imagine, every little movement he makes while sleeping will wake me up, and I will reposition him to a 'safer' sleeping position every time! Dah 2 malam jadi *****-keeper (Hehehe!). Dah jadi macam zombie kampung pisang I nih. Hahaha!

Again - well done, Adik :)

wanshana said...

This is one experience I can tell Hilman "I know how you felt". It was really REALLY painful. Believe me!

When Hilman grimaced in pain, I wanted to tell Dr Ra*ak to put in a bit more local, until I realised it was his dear Mommy who was sqeezing his hand...sampai biru2 tangan dia! :D

And Mior...I had 3x of such experiences 13, 9 and 8 years ago. I should have asked the doc for Entonox for myself as well! :D

Eh, Ibu..itu cara baru ikat itu kain laa..Hehe. Come to think of it..why can't anyone come up with a getah cerut version of modern kain sarong. Just pull up, pull down je..no need to ikat2 anymore.

Anyway, we are soooooo proud of you, Hilman... :)

Ayah said...

Oops sorry...

I typed from my notebook when it was still signed in as Wanshana...so folks, the last entry was from ME!

Ayah

Amy said...

Wah Hilman dah besar!! :) I remember how I used to 'tayang' my fried chicken to my brother masa dia tengah 'confinement' dgn kain pelikat tergantung hiihi...

wanshana said...

Ibu,

Thanks!

Memula tu memang seghiau, but, he's a pro now when it comes to folding his kain pelikat.

Ever since he knew the salwar kameez pants were mine, he opted to wear kain pelikat instead coz' he doesn't have many collection of seluar cerut in his wardrobe(except his jammies pants).

Soon, he'll be more pro than his Ayah, I'm sure :)

wanshana said...

Ayah,

I had to baca dua-tiga kali your comment. Biar betul - you had your snip-snips 3x???!!! Then only I realized that you were referring to the times when I squeezed your hands to tahan sakit when I gave birth to the kids! HAHAHA!

Yeah...lebih kurang la tu. I panicked juga when he started going,"Auuwhh, auuwhhh, auuwwhhhh!!!" that day, until he said, "Mommy, you're squeezing my hands too tightly!!!" HAHAHAHAHA!

I rasa macam I could feel Hilman's pain, tu yang ter"squeeze" his hands tu. Kesian kat ManMan. Hehehe!

But, he was very brave, kan? So proud of him :)

wanshana said...

Amy,

Ha-ah...dah besar anak bujang I :)

Sampainya hati you dok tayang ayam kat your brother! I can just imagine you doing that - melenggang-lenggok in front of him, dok menayang drumstick. Hahaha! Sure dia tension giler...

Ket rumah ni lain pulak. Semalam when I had to go out sekejap to get Hanna's uniform, Hasya kept on calling me to ask if Hilman could eat this and that. Hasya took over from me to fuss over the brother and took the trouble to check the ingredients if ada eggs, nuts, seafood, chicken, etc in the food. But, she still called me just to make sure it was okay for Hilman to take it :)

It's either she was concerned about her brother OR she just wanted to make sure that Hilman didn't get to eat his favourite food. With Hasya, the latter is quite probable. Hahaha!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

i'm late as always. but congrats to hilman! time to do away with the psp and check out some chicas!

hehehehe...

wanshana said...

Hi Kerpie,

Thanks!

Do away with PSP, and divert to chicas?!! Aiyoyo...I dah mula fenin ni...

Errrr, Hilman, promise Mommy that you'll stick to the former for as long as you can, okay? Hehehe!

FYI, last night Ayah came back with the PSP - screen all repaired and all new. You should have seen his face when he opened his eyes after Ayah put the PSP in his hands! Precious moments :)

Dah dapat PSP balik, his PS2 terus campak ke tepi... I think his days with PSP will last a loooong time. All chicas - move to the side, please :)

Kak Teh said...

Congratulations Hilman!!

Wanshana, is this the DrRa*ak at pantai? If he is the same one, he is the one who called me in, had a pep talk with me and asked me to go to the canteen to calm my nerves. and when I came back half an hr later my Boy was a Man, albeit jalan mengengkang ! hahaha! I think it was Dato Dr Ridzwan Bakar who whispered in his hear that it is the mother wa more nervous.

wanshana said...

Kak Teh,

Thank you! :)

I'm not sure if it's the same Dr Ra*ak. This one is in Da*ans*ra Specialist Hospital. It could be that he was previously with Pantai - a paeds surgeon.

Tell me about it, Kak Teh... I was a bundle of nerves all throughout the procedure. And me being someone who cannot stand the sight of blood, lagi lah macam huru hara. Hehehe...

All mothers are like that, kot?