What is an Anaesthetic

After the Operation

At the conclusion of surgery your child will wake up in the recovery room in the care of a trained recovery nurse. You will be called to be with them at this stage. Some children are sleepy and quiet while coming out of the anaesthetic. Others may wake up restless and weepy. This settles quickly and children usually have no recollection of it.

You and your child will stay in the recovery area for about an hour following surgery. It is not unusual for your child to spend some time sleeping when she/he gets home.

One or two doses of paracetamol may be required at home but generally there is very little discomfort at this stage.

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