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When the test or procedure is complete, if the child received medication for relaxation or sleep he or she will be transferred to a recovery area. The child will be monitored until the medication wears off and he or she is awake and able to drink fluids. This usually takes one to three hours.
The child will stay in the recovery area for at least one hour. Parents can stay with their child while they are in the recovery area.
After one hour, and once the child is awake and able to drink fluids without vomiting, he or she will be discharged.
If an IV was inserted, it will be taken out when the child is awake and ready to go home.
A child should not be sent to school or day care after the test. Also, if the child is still drowsy or unable to walk the following day they should be kept at home. This is a particularly possible if the child’s sedation medicine was given late in the day.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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