On the Day of the Procedure
The preoperative Nurses will complete your admission and get your child ready for theatre, You will meet the Anaesthetist soon after you arrive at Bendigo Day Surgery for the pre-anaesthetic assessment.
You can usually accompany your child into the operating theatre (if you want) and stay with them until they are asleep.
It may take 2-3 hours before they are ready to come home, so please make sure that you are comfortable too!
After the procedure
The Nursing staff in the Recovery room will call you in when your child is awake and you can stay with them. They may have some pain or nausea initially, and will need to stay in Recovery until this settles.
We will give you detailed postoperative information about pain relief, dressings and wound care, and resuming diet and normal activity. If you have any questions, please ask.
You should ideally have two adults in the car on the trip home with a small child, one to drive and one to look after the child.