Your child will leave the hospital with After Sedation Care Instructions to help you understand the symptoms your child may experience after the procedure. Your child’s nurse will go over all of the instructions before you depart. For example, your child will be drowsy when leaving the hospital, so the hospital staff will require that you carry him/her or use a wheelchair to get to your car.
Activities for after sedation include the following:
Infants under 18 months: Begin by feeding juices, formula and breast milk. If no vomiting occurs, continue with the child’s usual feeding routine.
Children over 18 months: Begin with clear liquids. If no vomiting occurs after 30 minutes, continue with solid foods.
*If your child does vomit, allow his/her stomach to settle for about 1 hour, then offer clear liquids. Do not force the child to drink. Have your child drink slowly (about 4-8 ounces over 30 minutes).
If you cannot reach your doctor or the doctor who performed the procedure and you still have concerns come to the emergency department at ETCH
For ANY emergencies, call 911.