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What do you say to a child who is having surgery?

What do you say to a child who is having surgery?

Tell your child in simple words that he or she will be coming to the hospital. Explain why they need this procedure and when it will happen. Encourage your child to ask questions and share feelings. This can help you to correct misconceptions.

How long should a child fast before surgery?

Children of all ages may have: Solid food until 8 hours before anesthesia. Keep in mind that baby food and cereal are solid foods.

Why are kids scared of surgery?

Kids’ age and developmental level play a large role in what they find scary about receiving anesthesia. Some kids, especially younger ones, may fear being separated from their parents. So they may feel more secure being with mom or dad in a preoperative holding room or operating room until they fall asleep.

Can a child go under anesthesia with a cough?

If your child has a cold, congestion, cough, fever, or a runny nose please call your surgeon or the medical center. How Safe Is The Anesthesia For My Child? Anesthesia is very safe today. The anesthetic risks depend on your child’s medical history, and we will discuss them with you before your child’s surgery.

How do they put toddlers to sleep for surgery?

If general anesthesia is used, the anesthesiologist will start transitioning your child from the normal awake state to the sleepy state of anesthesia. This is referred to as induction, which is usually done by either injecting medicine through an IV or by inhaling gases through a mask.

How long does it take for a child to wake up from anesthesia?

It usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour for kids to recover completely from general anesthesia. In some cases, it may be a bit longer depending on medicines given during or after surgery. Your child may feel groggy, confused, chilly, nauseated, scared, alarmed, or even sad while waking up.

What should I not give my child before surgery?

Ready-to-mix sugar and electrolyte powders – i.e. SOS, Poly-Joule, Carb Plus, Hydralyte. Please avoid giving you child other types of drinks that are not recommended above. When should my child stop eating and drinking before their surgery or procedure?

When to take a catheter out of a child after surgery?

If the surgery involved a surgical cut in the chest, your child may have a tube in the chest to drain fluid buildup. This tube is often removed after 24 to 72 hours. A catheter (tube) may be placed in the bladder the first few days to help your child urinate. Your child’s stomach and bowels may not work for a few days after surgery.

How long should a child stay in the hospital after spine surgery?

Your child will need to stay in the hospital for about 3 to 4 days after surgery. The repaired spine should be kept in its proper position to keep it aligned. If the surgery involved a surgical cut in the chest, your child may have a tube in the chest to drain fluid buildup. This tube is often removed after 24 to 72 hours.

How to prepare your child for an operation?

If your child needs to have an operation, you probably have plenty of questions, many of them about anesthesia. You may wonder if your child will feel pain during the operation, be aware of what’s going on, wake up in the middle of the surgery and be scared, or not feel well afterward.

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Can a parent stay with their child during surgery?

Discuss this with your anesthesiologist. And explain that (in many outpatient procedures), your child can come home soon after the surgery is done. In cases that require hospitalization, most hospitals allow at least one parent to stay with the child day and night.