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Sep 15, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
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Hey everybody! We had Maggie's pre-op visit today. I found out that I have to have her 20mins away by 645am. (yikes)

Here's my question. The nurse said "nothing but clear fluids for 3hrs after surgery". So from midnight till about 11am she can't have squat. Were any of you able to feed them anything after the surgery. It's just precautionary bc of the sedation.....I'm just nervous I guess.

Sep 15, 2008
molson1525
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Aidan drank a 8oz sippy of formula in the recovery room and then they sent us home and said he could eat/drink whatever he wanted. He ate breakfast when he got home and the rest of the day acted like nothing happened. You can start with jello/popsicles and go from there if you are worried about it. She will let you know what she wants!
Sep 15, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Thanks...that's good to hear. I hope the meds don't make her sick. I'm nervous about it bc Morgan got sick off the happy gas at the dentist once.

Thanks Mary!

Sep 15, 2008
bigdaddy
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
MSPI
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
After Donnie's tubes/adenoids they wouldn't discharge him until they saw him drink something and he wet a clean diaper. Once he did that he was able to go home and we were able to let him eat what he wanted. I hope you keep us updated on how she does! The surgery is this Thursday? I will keep y'all in my thoughts and prayers! -Liz
Sep 15, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
To help her NOT get sick you can cut her off at midnight and not wake her to give her anything. It's harsh I know, but that way her belly will be coompltely empty and she will be less prone to puke on you from sedations.

When Jedd had his NG we even suggested and asked them to open the NG and drain his gastric juices dring the procdures to ensure he woudln't get sick off his bellyjuices...LOL Sounds gross but it worked. He's never been sick from any sedation so far. We alway always cut him off at midnight and give ablsoluty NO clreas even though you are allowe dto up to 3 hors prior to the sedation. I think that's the trick to it. Makeing sure they are realy empty.

We have been allowed to go home as long as Jedd tolerated a few oz. At least 2 and klept them down. Our shortest stay in the PACU was 1 hour. Our longest was aobutr 4 when he had the major repair to his "boy part" I still can't bleieve that's on out patinet surgery..*whew*

He had to keep clears down in the PACU ad then normal meals on schedule after we got home. I just woudl take it a bit easy unless she is showing signs of really wnating to chow down...LOL

She's having ear tubes right????? It's fast, she will be barely out for them. They kinda just give them a whiff to make them extremly drowsy. Hence the reason for no IV and not needing to change into a hospital gown for ear tubes. they don't go deep under. That lessens the chance of gettign sick as well.

Sep 15, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
I guess I had alot to say today...LOL *runs and hides under covers*....LOL

Sorry about that, not sure why I am soo "talkative" today...I haven't had my coputer time and my fingers are ready to type I guess....LOL

Sep 15, 2008
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Hope she does well with it. We always stop everything at Midnight the night before because Meggy's tummy empties slowly. After her last endoscopy she drank 36 ounces of juice 3 hours later. Wow, she was really thirsty. Surprisingly she kept it all down.
Sep 15, 2008
mommy2628
They first gave Pres and Ave a bottle of sugar water when they woke up b/c they didn't have their formula bottles in recovery. Just as soon as Michael and I went back to step down then they drank their formula. I could give them nothing after midnight unless it was a clear liquid which I could give until 3 am. After 3 they could have nothing. Their sx was at 7 am. We were home by 830. Praying for you.
Sep 16, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
So it sounds like most of your babies were given something right after. She never has anything after midnight so that's not an issue...it's the 3hrs after. I think I'm gonna try something a little at a time. Kind of like bananas and some watered down juice after it's done.

Jess, that makes me feel better about the sedation. That's the scary part for me.

Sep 16, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Halley was able to have water in the recovery room - although she didn't want it. Since she's not having her adenoids out, Maggie may be more willing to drink. Not to worry you, but every child reacts differently to sedation - Halley was an extremely unhappy camper and seemed very confused. If you can have dh drive so you can sit in the back with her on the way home, it may help. From everything I've heard, Mags should be better after she's had a nap. Good luck!!!
Sep 16, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Donnessa-the bad thing is that dh will have to stay behind so he can take Morgan to school.

Do you think I should keep Morgan out till after Mags is done? That might work...

Sep 16, 2008
maielise
Julian went under for a CT/MRI of his lymph nodes. I took the absolutely nothing to eat or drink for him and that seemed to help. When he came too they gave him some gatorade and a popsicle and they made us wait about an hour to make sure it stays down. I took rice crackers and fruit gummies for him to eat as soon as we walked out the recovery room.

I did the same for Elise when she went on happy gas at the dentist because the 1st time I let her have a toast and apple juce the morning of her appt. and in the end she was feeling quesy. She had a 1 pm appt. and we did breakfast around 8 am.

Hope every thing goes well!

O, I would keep Morgan out of school. I did with Elise when Julian went in. All 4 of us went, Julian and his sister are very close so he looks to her for support and she is so nurturing that she wanted to be there as well to make sure her little brother was fine.
Sep 16, 2008
mommy2max&lucy
Patti, mom to Max (3/04) with EE and chronic sinus issues; Lucy (6/07) with reflux
Before deciding on whether to keep Morgan home, I would check with the surgery center...some do not allow anyone but a parent with the child. CHOP specifically states no other children, including siblings, allowed on day of surgery. Also, I agree with Donessa. Every child comes out differently. Our son has had numerous surgeries, scopes, etc. The toughest time he had was coming to for ear tubes. The nurses told us that generally kids have a difficult time coming to with tubes because they are out for so short a period that they are almost woken up too quickly. With a longer surgery I guess they have time to go through the entire sleep process more fully. Good luck!
Sep 16, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Gotcha...I wouldn't expect them to let Morgan be with her. I just have to go by myself if Morgan goes to school. I might rather have dh with me if y'all think I'll need him.
Check with your
doctor first!