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Myelogram: Caring for your child at home after the procedureMMyelogram: Caring for your child at home after the procedureMyelogram: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SpineSpinal Cord;NervesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-28T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Derek Armstrong, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000064.0000000000000380.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This brochure is a guide on how to care for your child at home after a myelogram.</p><p>Your child has had a <a href="/Article?contentid=2455&language=English">myelogram</a>. This brochure explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help. </p><h2>Key points </h2> <ul> <li>If your child has a fever over 38°C (100.4°F), numbness, vomiting or headaches, call your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department. </li> <li>Remove your child's bandage after 24 hours. </li> <li>Give your child acetaminophen for headaches or pain.</li> <li>Your child should avoid any physical activity for two days after the myelogram.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Phone your specialist or Image Guided Therapy (IGT), or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following: </p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F) </li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=29&language=English">headache</a> that persists after 48 hours after the procedure or occurs when standing up </li> <li>leakage at the site of the needle insertion </li> <li>change in sensation or numbness in the lower limbs </li> <li>difficulty peeing or having unexpected accidents after the procedure </li> <li>persistent <a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a> immediately after getting home </li> <li>vomiting and nausea that continues 48 hours after the procedure </li> </ul> <p>Be sure to let the Emergency Department staff know that your child had a myelogram. </p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask them to page the interventional radiologist on call.</p>
Myélogramme : Prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionMMyélogramme : Prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionMyelogram: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SpineSpinal Cord;NervesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-28T04:00:00Z Joao Amaral, MD; Derek Armstrong, MD; Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN;Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Ce guide pratique explique comment prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après un myélogramme.</p><p>Votre enfant a subi un <a href="/Article?contentid=2455&language=French">myélogramme</a>.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Si votre enfant a une fièvre de plus de 38 °C (100,4 °F), de l’engourdissement, des vomissements ou des maux de tête, appelez votre médecin de famille ou rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus proche.</li><li>Retirez le pansement après 24 heures.</li><li>Donnez de l’acétaminophène​ (Tylenol<sup>MD</sup>) à votre enfant pour les maux de tête ou la douleur.</li><li>Votre enfant devrait éviter toute activité physique dans les deux jours suivant le myélogramme.</li></ul><h2>À l’Hôpital SickKids :</h2><p>Si vous avez des inquiétudes dans les premières 48 heures, appelez la clinique de TGI au 416 813-6054 pendant les heures ouvrables et demandez à parler à un infirmier. Après 48 heures, communiquez avec votre médecin traitant. Si vous avez des inquiétudes après les heures ouvrables, consultez votre médecin de famille, rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus proche ou appelez le standard de l’Hôpital pour enfants malades au 416 813-1500 et demandez-leur d’envoyer un message par téléavertisseur au radiologiste interventionnel de garde.</p>

 

 

Myelogram: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1241.00000000000Myelogram: Caring for your child at home after the procedureMyelogram: Caring for your child at home after the procedureMEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SpineSpinal Cord;NervesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-28T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Derek Armstrong, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000064.0000000000000380.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This brochure is a guide on how to care for your child at home after a myelogram.</p><p>Your child has had a <a href="/Article?contentid=2455&language=English">myelogram</a>. This brochure explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help. </p><h2>Key points </h2> <ul> <li>If your child has a fever over 38°C (100.4°F), numbness, vomiting or headaches, call your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department. </li> <li>Remove your child's bandage after 24 hours. </li> <li>Give your child acetaminophen for headaches or pain.</li> <li>Your child should avoid any physical activity for two days after the myelogram.</li> </ul><h2>Bathing </h2><p>Your child may have a bath or shower 24 hours after the procedure. </p><h2>Meals </h2><p>If your child is feeling well enough after the anaesthetic, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure. This will help to prevent headaches. </p><h2>Pain relief </h2><p>If needed, give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with a nurse or your child's doctor first. </p><h2>Activity </h2><p>Your child should relax and lay flat with a pillow under their head for the first two days after the procedure. It is important that they do not bend over at all until after 48 hours. Your child may stand up for short periods of time to go to the washroom. Your child may return to regular activity after 48 hours. </p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Phone your specialist or Image Guided Therapy (IGT), or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following: </p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F) </li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=29&language=English">headache</a> that persists after 48 hours after the procedure or occurs when standing up </li> <li>leakage at the site of the needle insertion </li> <li>change in sensation or numbness in the lower limbs </li> <li>difficulty peeing or having unexpected accidents after the procedure </li> <li>persistent <a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a> immediately after getting home </li> <li>vomiting and nausea that continues 48 hours after the procedure </li> </ul> <p>Be sure to let the Emergency Department staff know that your child had a myelogram. </p><h2>Results </h2> <p>Your referring doctor will receive the results of your child's biopsy. You will need to make a follow-up appointment with them to discuss the results. </p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask them to page the interventional radiologist on call.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/myelogram_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/myelogram_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgMyelogram: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse

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