Patients and Families

K.) Caring for Your Child After Surgery

Prepare in advance by buying a supply of clear liquids such as ginger ale, Popsicles®, apple juice, etc., before the day of the procedure so you will have something to offer your child to drink afterward.

Have your child eat lightly for the next meal. Restaurant meals, especially fast food, are not recommended on the day of surgery.

Keep the discharge instructions on your refrigerator or near the telephone. Call your surgeon if you have any questions or if problems arise.

You will receive a follow-up phone call to check on your child’s progress the next business day.

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Last Update
September 3, 2013
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Last Update
September 3, 2013