Nephrectomy: Caring for your child at homeNNephrectomy: Caring for your child at homeNephrectomy: Caring for your child at homeEnglishUrologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)KidneysKidneysNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-01-10T05:00:00ZNancy Gaudet, RN8.0000000000000067.0000000000000350.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Nephrectomy is an operation to remove one of your child's kidneys. Learn how to take care of your child at home after the operation. </p><p>A doctor or surgeon has performed an operation called a nephrectomy (say: nef-FREK-tomy) to remove one of your child's kidneys. Learn how to take care of your child at home after the procedure. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A nephrectomy is a surgery to remove a kidney.</li><li> </li><li>Your child should take all their medications as directed by the doctor.</li> <li>Your child should avoid rough play, contact sports and gym class until after their follow-up appointment.</li> </ul><h2>Who to call if you have any concerns</h2> <p>If you have questions about your child's care while you are at home, call the Urology Clinic at the hospital where you child had the surgery. </p> <p>Write down the phone number of your child's Urology Clinic here:</p><h2>Before leaving the hospital</h2> <p>Before leaving the hospital, your child's nurse will explain to you the medications your child will take home. It is important that your child takes the medicine as prescribed until the doctor says it is all right to stop. </p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have questions about your child's care while you are at home, telephone the Urology Clinic 416-813-6661 and ask to speak with a nurse.</p> <p>If you have concerns at night or on the weekend, you can visit your local Emergency Room or the Hospital for Sick Children Emergency Department. If you have any questions, you may also contact your family physician or paediatrician.</p>
Néphrectomie : soins à domicileNNéphrectomie : soins à domicileNephrectomy: Caring for your child at homeFrenchUrologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)KidneysKidneysNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-01-10T05:00:00ZNancy Gaudet, RN8.0000000000000067.0000000000000350.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>La néphrectomie est une opération visant à enlever un des reins de votre enfant. Apprenez comment prendre soin de votre enfant à domicile après l’opération.</p><p>Un médecin ou un chirurgien a effectué une opération appelée néphrectomie pour enlever l’un des reins de votre enfant. Apprenez comment prendre soin de votre enfant à domicile après l’intervention. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Une néphrectomie est une opération visant à enlever un rein.</li> <li>Votre enfant doit prendre tous ses médicaments selon les directives du médecin.</li> <li>Il doit aussi éviter les jeux rudes, les sports de contact et les cours de gym jusqu’à ce que son rendez-vous de suivi ait eu lieu.</li> </ul><h2>Qui appeler si vous avez des préoccupations</h2> <p>Si vous avez des questions au sujet des soins à domicile de votre enfant, appelez la clinique d'urologie de l’hôpital où votre enfant a été opéré.</p> <p>Écrivez le numéro de téléphone de la clinique d’urologie de votre enfant ici :</p><h2>Avant de quitter l'hôpital</h2> <p>Avant de quitter l’hôpital, l’infirmier de votre enfant vous donnera des explications sur les médicaments que votre enfant apportera à la maison. Il est important que votre enfant prenne le médicament tel que prescrit jusqu’à ce que le médecin dise qu’il peut arrêter de le faire. </p><h2>À l'hôpital SickKids</h2> <p>Si vous avez des questions au sujet des soins à domicile de votre enfant, appelez la clinique d'urologie au 416 813 6661 et demandez de parler à un infirmier.</p> <p>Si vous avez des préoccupations la nuit ou la fin de semaine, veuillez appeler l’urologue de garde au 416-813-1500.</p>

 

 

Nephrectomy: Caring for your child at home1209.00000000000Nephrectomy: Caring for your child at homeNephrectomy: Caring for your child at homeNEnglishUrologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)KidneysKidneysNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-01-10T05:00:00ZNancy Gaudet, RN8.0000000000000067.0000000000000350.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Nephrectomy is an operation to remove one of your child's kidneys. Learn how to take care of your child at home after the operation. </p><p>A doctor or surgeon has performed an operation called a nephrectomy (say: nef-FREK-tomy) to remove one of your child's kidneys. Learn how to take care of your child at home after the procedure. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A nephrectomy is a surgery to remove a kidney.</li><li> </li><li>Your child should take all their medications as directed by the doctor.</li> <li>Your child should avoid rough play, contact sports and gym class until after their follow-up appointment.</li> </ul><h2>Eating and drinking as usual</h2> <p>While at home, encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids. There are no restrictions on what your child can eat.</p> <h2>Changing your child's bandage</h2> <p>Change your child's bandage every day for two to three days, then you may leave it off unless otherwise instructed. </p> <h2>Bathing</h2> <p>Your child should be able to bathe normally when you go home. Check with your nurse about this before you leave.</p> <h2>Going back to regular activities</h2> <p>Make sure your child avoids rough play or contact sports until your follow-up appointment.</p> <p>Your child may go back to school one week after coming home from hospital. Your child should be excused from gym class until after the follow-up appointment. It is normal for your child to need extra rest during the first few days at home. </p><h2>Who to call if you have any concerns</h2> <p>If you have questions about your child's care while you are at home, call the Urology Clinic at the hospital where you child had the surgery. </p> <p>Write down the phone number of your child's Urology Clinic here:</p><h2>Before leaving the hospital</h2> <p>Before leaving the hospital, your child's nurse will explain to you the medications your child will take home. It is important that your child takes the medicine as prescribed until the doctor says it is all right to stop. </p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have questions about your child's care while you are at home, telephone the Urology Clinic 416-813-6661 and ask to speak with a nurse.</p> <p>If you have concerns at night or on the weekend, you can visit your local Emergency Room or the Hospital for Sick Children Emergency Department. If you have any questions, you may also contact your family physician or paediatrician.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/nephrectomy_caring_for_your_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/nephrectomy_caring_for_your_child_at_home.jpgNephrectomy: Caring for your child at home

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