The nurses are getting Ling ready for her operation. Ling was able to have her surgery in Yangshuo. Rather than having her travel to Guilin, the doctor came to her. Her grandmother was able to be with her near home, and other local people supported her during this time of stress. She was very proud of the flowers someone sent her and glad to know that she could take them home with her. She sees that they get water every day.
The doctor was able to reconstruct her face at the same time as he took out the fatty tumor. She will be a changed little girl and can already talk much better. Since it is Chinese New Year, her father was able to return home from where he works, and Ling has plenty of time to recover without missing much school.