KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — Ten-month-old Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin, who underwent surgery in London to excise a germ-cell tumour from her mouth on June 10, will later undergo cleft palate corrective surgery there when she’s gained a little bit of weight, perhaps six to eight kilogrammes.
Her father, Ahmad Safiuddin Ahmad Razak, said this via Facebook in answer to netizens who were curious about her recovery.
Ainul Mardhiah was safely operated on by a team of specialists at a London hospital. Malaysian trainee surgeon, Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri, whose efforts enabled the baby and her parents to seek treatment there, observed the operation.
Ahmad Safiuddin, who has been in London since May 25, said he does not know how long his only child will need to be in the United Kingdom, explaining that doctors there are still monitoring her progress.
He said his daughter will be brought back to Malaysia when doctors give the greenlight.
A nurse who is caring for the infant told him: “I saw her smile today. She’s strong!”
He asked for prayers for her recovery to continue, adding if she could talk, she would definitely say “Thank you” to everyone. — Bernama