WATCH | Four-year-old performs playdough c-section surgery

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California Dermatologist Dr Jessica So created an anatomically correct abdomen to help her son understand how babies are delivered via caesarean section.

Using a Play-Doh, Dr So documented her mock c-section for her YouTube subscribers to see too.

She wrote in the description of the video, "Our little guy just had a birthday (the big 4!), and we reminisced about the eventful, unexpected day he arrived and the flurry of amazing people involved with getting him here safely."

This was not the first time So performed Play-Doh surgery with her son.

During their first surgery together when they were doing Cholecystectomy - or removing the gall bladder in simple terms - her son liked it so much that he wanted to remove the organ not once, but five times. 

Watch | Four-year-old performs Playdough c-section

Since then So and her son have recreated a Play-Doh hernia repair, a Whipple surgery on a pancreas, a nail biopsy, and more.

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When her son was three years old he expressed that he was interested in becoming a surgeon. Dr So suspects that some of her son's interests stem from a curiosity to the work she does as a physician while she is away from the home all day.

So told HuffPost Canada that she talks to her son about different medical problems she fixes, but mostly how much of a calling it is to be a physician. She highlights the joys, sorrows, and "the sacred honour" of being entrusted to care for others.

Watch the video below:

Compiled for Parent24 by Athenkosi Mndende.

Sources: Businessinsider and Huffingtonpost Canada


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