For the last 1 week, Ai Ai has been complaining that her ears are itchy, due to the build-up of wax.
So last Thursday, we brought her to "a very nice doctor", Dr. Oh Meng Choo, a PD who has just opened her own clinic a few blocks away.
Dr. Oh is really nice to kids... gave Soph a hug and a kiss and of course a little blue koala bear to gain her favour.
The clinic, though small, has a playroom upstairs.
Ai Ai was given a turpentine-based ear drop (Cerumol) to put into her ears for about 4 days before she was supposed to go back for ear-syringing today, a procedure using water to flush out the softened ear wax.
She was definitely looking forward to seeing Dr. Oh again for more presents :)
We got her ready by putting a towel over her shoulders and chest, then Dr. Oh explained to her what she was going to do, and told her not to be afraid.
Ai Ai was a really brave girl throughout the whole procedure - no struggling and no crying at all.
And we showed her all the "gar gar" that came out of her ears - I explained those are ear wax that caused her itchiness.
For her good behaviour, she got a yummy sweet from Dr. Oh.
Dr. Oh also explained that a lot of young PDs no longer do this procedure as they simply do not know how to do it properly - what these PDs do is refer us to an ENT specialist who will charge us an arm and a leg to get the ear wax out.
And guess what? The good Dr. Oh did not even charge us any consultation for this session today - just the $40 for the ear syringing procedure and the cost of Polaramine for Ai Ai's runny nose! :)
During lunch, Ai Ai told me her ear was itchy again, which I thought was quite impossible as I did not even notice her trying to scratch it.
So I asked her if she wanted to see Dr. Oh again, and she cheekily said yes.
I guess she just wanted another bear and sweet :P