Your surgeon will provide you with instructions for your child to follow at home. It is important that your child follows them carefully to assure a smooth recovery.
Notify your surgeon's office immediately if your child experiences:
- Any bleeding or drainage from the operative site
- Has unusual redness or pain
- Starts running a temperature over 101°
Be on the lookout for other "danger signals" to which your surgeon may alert you.
Your surgeon or nurse will schedule a return visit to the outpatient clinic for your child, so they can check your child's progress after surgery and confirm that he or she is healing well.