Make sure your child has nothing to eat or drink (no exceptions!) for 8 hours prior to the procedure. Your child should not be allowed to go to school or day care in the morning. You must physically be present and watch them for 8 hours prior to the procedure. Absolutely No coughing or colds.
The day of the procedure:
Do Not Brush Your Child's teeth or take a bath the morning of the procedure
Bring a warm blanket
Bring pull-ups if available
Bring a second set of clothing
Dress children in a comfortable T-shirt
Following the procedure:
Do not make any plans for the day. It should be a day of snuggles and napping. We recommend having Children’s Tylenol and Children's Motrin on hand for post-operative pain.
Generally, it is also important to mentally prepare yourself for the procedure. If you are feeling hesitant or nervous, feel free to express your concerns with Dr. Niki. She is happy to answer all your questions and help you make the best decision for you and your family.