Post-operative and post-anaesthetic care: Caring for your child at home

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A general anaesthetic is a special medicine which kept your child asleep during an operation or procedure. Learn how to take care of your child at home after the procedure.

Key points

  • Your child should only do quiet activities after an anaesthetic or sedation.
  • Your child needs lots of liquids. If your child can drink liquids without throwing up or having an upset stomach, they can try eating a small meal.
  • If your child has an upset stomach or is throwing up for longer than six hours, call your doctor or take your child to the nearest emergency department.
  • If you are worried about your child's health, do not wait. Contact your doctor right away. Take this information with you.
Last updated: June 11th 2013