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A Child’s Guide to Surgery – Same Day Surgery

Are you about to have surgery? Wondering what it is going to be like? The best way to find out about your surgery is to visit the hospital. We have tours!  You can see the different rooms you'll be in. You can find out what to expect. And you can ask questions. Even if you can't come visit, you can find out what the day of your surgery will be like. Just keep reading. What happens before the surgery? On the day of your surgery, you'll come to the hospital about one hour before your surgery starts. In the reception area, your parent will sign in for you. Then you'll wait in the reception area while some paperwork gets done. What are you going to do while waiting? Because waiting can be boring, bring something to do. Read or have someone read to you. Color in a coloring book. Play a quiet game, like a card game. Ask your parent to bring an activity bag, or pack one yourself. When the time is right, you'll go to the pre-op room. "Pre-op" means before surgery. In pre-op, … [Read More...]

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