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Old 01-30-2010, 03:25 AM
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Default Can they do surgery if the child has a cold?

Hi! My daughter is scheduled for surgery this Wed. for her upper lip hemangioma, but she has a cold and a cough. Do you know if they will need to reschedule? Any experiences with that?

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Old 01-30-2010, 02:21 PM
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If she just has a cold, it should be OK. If she has something else, some underlying infection, then they may have to reschedule. They will make sure she is OK first by taking her vitals.

It's a hassle for them to reschedule, too.... they won't do that unless it's needed. And if it is needed, it's better for your daughter.

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Old 01-31-2010, 12:24 AM
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Missy,
You're right. That's a good way to look at it. I'm sure it is a hassle for them to reschedule, so if they do we can know for sure that it was definitely best. I'm wondering if I should call them on Monday and let them know about her cold?? Her twin sisters are sick with brochiolitis and ear infections. But I think Faith doesn't have it very bad..just a cold hopefully.

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Old 01-31-2010, 12:27 AM
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Well, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Trust me, the physicians will do what needs to be done in that regard. They certainly don't want to take chances and will be looking carefully at her vitals.

Missy
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:19 AM
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So, I called the hospital on Monday to tell them about our daughter's cold and they said to still bring her for her surgery today and that the anesthesiologist would assess her and make the decision. They said as long as she didn't have a fever and a raging cold it would probably be ok. So my mom came up to watch our 1 year old twins and our 6 year old daughter and we made the trek to the hospital, got registered, got her dressed in her hospital Pjs and then about 15 minutes before the surgery the doctor came to assess her. At that point the decision was made to call it off. I totally know that it was in the best interest of my daughter. It was just simply not worth the risks that the doctor was explaining to us.....but what a bummer!!! All the stress and anxiety leading up to this point and then we just had to get her dressed back up and go home. She is 4 years old and didn't eat anything from 7:30pm last night until 1:30pm today. It was rough and now we'll have to try to do it all over again in a few weeks. I feel like I should keep her quarantined because with 4 little girls in our house sickness is pretty much a constant right now. I so feel blessed to have great doctors who look out for what is best for our child. But in that moment....ughhh it was rough.
So I guess I now know the answer to my original question! Hopefully next time will go better.
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:22 PM
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Oh, I'm sorry. Bless her heart... I hope she's feeling better.

It will go better next time! Let us know how she's doing!

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