WHILE YOU ARE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL

  • Following surgery, your child will be encouraged to drink clear liquids when he/she is fully awake.
  • He/She will be discharged home from the hospital when tolerating fluids without vomiting. Nausea and vomiting are common reactions to the anesthesia for 24 hours.
  • Do not worry if you see a little blood spotting in the diaper or underwear. You may notice a little blood tinged urine. This is to be expected for several days.

UPON YOUR ARRIVAL HOME

Diet
  • You may feed your child juices, Jello and clear broth for the first postoperative day/evening. You may gradually start him on regular solid foods that evening.
  • A regular diet may be resumed the next morning.
Urination
  • You may notice a little blood tinged urine when your child urinates. This is to be expected and may last for seven days.
  • Your child may experience burning with urination for the first few postoperative days. Placing him/her in a warm bath without soap will help relieve these symptoms. Let your child know that it is OK to urinate into the bathtub if it helps relieve his burning.
  • Do not worry if you see a little blood spotting in the diaper or underwear.
Medications
  • You may give your child Tylenol (acetaminophen) for any pain or discomfort.
  • Your child may have been prescribed antibiotics by your doctor. Follow the instructions on the bottle.
  • Your doctor may have placed your child on a medication (Pyridium/phenazopyridine) to relieve some urinary burning. This will temporarily turn your child’s urine, saliva and tears orange. Take precaution if you wear contact lenses and are handling the medication.
Fever
  • If your child has a temperature below 102 F give Tylenol as directed.
  • For a temperature of 102 F or higher give Tylenol and please notify the doctor.
Activities
  • Your child may resume all regular activities including gym unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
  • School can resume on the next day if patient is comfortable.
Bathing

Normal bathing and showering may resume on the first post-operative day.

Post-Operative office visits

Your child should be seen for a post-operative visit in 7-10 days unless otherwise directed by your surgeon. Please schedule an appointment by calling our office at 713-795-5160.

In case of emergency

Please contact our office at 713-795-5160.