You can be with your child after they wake up from surgery. The nurse will give your child clear fluids and monitor their progress. The average time for same-day surgery is six to eight hours from admission to discharge time.
The doctor or nurse will talk to you about taking care of your child at home after surgery and will give you verbal and written discharge instructions.
Be sure to follow all discharge instructions and to schedule any follow-up visits that are needed. The discharge instructions will include a phone number to call if you have any questions or concerns.
Prescription medications and non-prescription pain relief drugs can be purchased at the All Children's Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy, across the street from the Hospital on the east side of the Children's Health Center.