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Tuesday October 22, 2013 MYT 7:36:01 AM
IPOH: Mohd Amar Mohd Azizi is recovering well after a bullet was successfully removed from behind his throat, although he is still traumatised by the shooting.
Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital neurosurgeon Dr Cheang Chee Keong said Mohd Amar, 10, was also given sedatives to calm down.
“He is extremely traumatised by the incident,” he said at a press conference held by Perak Health Committee chairman Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi at the hospital yesterday.
“He would even cry at the sight of doctors and nurses checking on him,” he added.
Dr Cheang said Mohd Amar could face an uphill battle to recover psychologically and emotionally.
“His neck could recover after two to three months, but he may never recover if he continues to be stressed. I again urge the people to give him space to recuperate,” he said.
Mohd Amar was hit by a stray bullet from an off-duty policeman’s service revolver in Kampung Belanja Kiri, Parit last Monday.
The bullet was lodged between Mohd Amar’s skull and neck bone, just a centimetre from his spinal cord and arteries for six days and it was removed by a team of specialists on Sunday.
Dr Cheang said Mohd Amar could be discharged from hospital in the next two days, adding that the boy was currently under observation at the hospital’s intensive care unit.
“He is in stable condition and he can talk and drink water.
“He will need to wear a neck collar support for about two to three months for his neck bone to heal,” he said.
“Scans show that there are cracks on his neck bone and we will need to review his condition after two months to see if a surgery is needed.”
Dr Cheang also stressed that Mohd Amar should be allowed to recuperate and advised against being visited by anyone except for family members.
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