Inez had a ‘triggerthumb’: it is caused by a nodule in the tendon as it passes through the tunnel at the base of her thumb. In her case it is a congenital defect, and she had to undergo a minor surgery. But because she’s only 3 years old, she had to be totally anaesthetised.
I can tell you : mother had been more afraid than the child!
But she did very very well! 5 hours after the surgery we were home and she started painting, colouring, making jigsaws,…
Actually she adored all of the attention and ‘staying home from school’!