We just came back from the eye specialist today. Ashley has a cyst / pimple on her lower left eye lid. The doctor confirmed that it needs to be taken out and the day care surgery will be done this Friday morning at SJMC.
I noticed a little lump on Ashley’s eye last November but I thought maybe she has a little eye bag that won’t go away. When I tried to press it, there was nothing. So, I didn’t really worry about it although I monitor the situation. Then during CNY, it was slightly swollen and I took her to an eye specialist in Assunta Hospital. The doctor said it was due to blocked duct and it was a sty (ngan chiew cham). He gave us some eye drops and cream and asked us to wait for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, the sty was still around and this time it has become red. Took her to the doctor again and he said he can’t remove it since it’s red and gave us more medication. He asked us to wait for another 2 weeks and then come back for the surgery. It will be a minor one but Ashley has to be under General Anaesthetic 🙁 I was hoping that the sty would burst and then we would try to press the pus out so she doesn’t need to go through surgery.
can you see the lump under her eye?
It did burst last week but we couldn’t get everything out because she was in pain and was struggling a lot. Then we found out that there is an eye specialist near our house so we decided to get a 2nd opinion. As soon as Ashley stepped into the clinic, she started to cry and wanted to leave. She’s beginning to have this immense fear of doctors. When we went into the doctor’s room, she began to scream and cried. My mum quickly carried Ashley out of the room once the doctor had a quick look at her eye.
The doctor said she needs to fast for 6 hours before the surgery and can’t even drink any water. He’ll do the surgery around noon and we have to admit by 11.30am. The doctor also said that a lump may still be present after the surgery and he cannot be sure 🙁 Luckily Ashley doesn’t need stitches. Though this is a minor surgery but the thought of Ashley going through it and has to be under GA really pains me. I pray that she’ll be a good girl when we are in the hospital and everything will be done very soon.