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One year old and a general?
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:56 PM
Ok so DS is almost 14 months and I had him at the specialist yesterday and found out that he needs a 'bronchiosocpy" (not sure if that is the right spelling) but he will need to go under a general to have this... Just wondering if anyone has had a 14 mth old go under a general and what I can expect as far as him coming out of it and what I can do to make it easyer for him?
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:09 PM
My son has been under general lots of times. The ones where I was there when he woke he was crying a LOT. I was thinking it was hunger from the fasting or that he was scared etc. It wasn't, it was an incredible amount of wind that was collected from wearing the mask etc. As soon as he passed it he was settled and there wasn't much ado from then on.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:52 PM
DS2 had his general at 5 months to remove a tumor from his groin. The worst thing was the fasting and waiting. We were meant to be first on the list due to his age and that he was only BF but we got moved to 2nd and then the child's before us operation took longer than expected. There was nothing we could do to distract him he screamed the place down.
The waiting area was though well set up with toys and volunteer helpers running activities but DS2 was just too young to do anything. I know with DS2 now it would be easier to entertain him.
He came out of it fine he was sitting up in the cot sucking on a dummy when we meet him on his arrival to the ward. Funny thing is I have never been able to get him to take a dummy before or even after that. We BF start away and he was fine.
Ask the staff lots of questions so you know what to expect. Best thing you can do is to keep calm (easier said than done) and have some of his favorite toys with him to entertain/comfort him.
DS2 may be having a bronchoscopy as well as he has just been diagnosed with "floppy airways". The Pead has us on a wait and see at the moment.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:10 PM
DS1 had to have a general at 14 months and the worst part was the fasting!! He was not a scheduled surgery so we had to go in at 7am fasting from midnight (i think) and they would fit him in when they could. Then at 11am we were told he would not be going in until late afternoon so he was allowed some apple juice. He spent most of the day screaming from hunger, it was very hard.
They warned me that it can be upsetting when they get put under, as you are there to see it and they can struggle a little bit. Luckily DS fell asleep Just before he went in so I cuddled him on the bed while they put the mask on and he didn't really notice..
DS woke up really well, he was very hungry and had lots of apple juice. It only took him an hour or so and he was back to being himself...
Good luck! I hope it all goes well for your DS I don't have any real suggestions of how to make it easier for him but if you can I would recommend taking someone with you on the day as I
Was there by myself and it got a bit overwhelming at times seeing my son so hungry
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:19 PM
My DS went under a general too at 14 months. like the others have said the worst thing was the waiting at the fasting.
When he came out of it he had a feed (still BF so that was nice and easy) and then slept on daddy's chest for a few hours and then we were allowed to take him home.
He was a bit quiet for the rest of the day and the next, but after that he was back to himself and we haven't noticed any ill-effects from it.
Hope it goes well for your DS. I would also recommend taking someone with you for support.
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