It usually takes
approximately 30-60 minutes after the anaesthetic before
your child can go home safely.
It is not uncommon for
your child to cry when they wake up as they are still dizzy
and disoriented. Expect to see the intravenous catheter
in place until your child is fully awake.
A responsible adult must
accompany your child home in a car or taxi.
Your child should be resting
at home for the remainder of the day. They should not run
or ride a bike until the next day. A responsible adult should
be with your child until the next day.
Give your child plenty
of fluids (water, juice) after anaesthesia. If your child
is not experiencing nausea or vomiting they may eat solid
food as tolerated.
A sore throat or sore
nose is common after anaesthesia and will resolve on its
- If your child vomits beyond 4 hours.
- If there is any difficulty breathing
- If there are any other concerns
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