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April 23rd, 2009, 09:02 AM
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Abbey is having one on Monday and I just want to know how the recovery was? Her DR said she may be more tired and cranky after, or she may be 100% fine. Anyone have any expierence with this?

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April 23rd, 2009, 01:00 PM
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Danny had a scope of his esophagus, upper intestines, and stomach with a biopsy in each place as well. If that is similar or the same thing,sorry I can 't remember the terms, here is how Danny's went.

He was admitted at 5 am because he had a 23 hour inpatient ph probe as well. We got settled in the room and the nurse gave him some "happy juice" it is in a syringe that makes him relax. I am not sure if she is old enough for that because I think they have to be at least 11 months and I can't remember how old she is. About 30 minutes later they said it was time to go upstairs to surgery. I carried him up and then the nurse took Danny in her arms. To give you an idea of how doped up he was on the "happy juice" he was looking at the rainbow curtain around his crib and go ha, as unexitedly as ever but like he was amused. When they took Danny he didn't cry or anything becuase of the "happy juice." His surgery took about 20 minutes and the Dr came out to tell us that initially everything looked good and that we would have the biopsy results in a week or so. [We had a follow up a week and a half later because his surgery was rescheduled. That made the stress of the results a lot easier as his appt was going to be a month and a half after surgery.] The hard part was that they had to let him wake up after the surgery before he could come to the room. That took about an hour. I heard him screaming from down the hall. They said that some people just wake up from anesthesia crying...adults do that too but they are easier to console. It is apparently normal for the nurses but Danny had the whole screaming thing worse than any child they had seen. He screamed for four hours straight , until the anesthesia completely wore off. I don't want to worry you because she may do fine with the anesthesia but she may scream for a while. The nurses said that they don't even realize they are screaming but I had a hard time believing that.

Anyway, after that initial anesthesia reaction he was happy and fine. You wouldn't have known he had anything done other than the tube sticking out of his nose.

BTW. If she is going to have a ph probe too, it is best to back onsies so you can have the cord behind her back and she doesn't see it. We also had the strap from the ph monitor wrapped around Danny's belly like a fanny back but the monitor was on his rear. If she has that it helped Danny a ton both times he had the probe in.

If you have any questions you can just pm me or post on here.

Hope that helps!!!
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April 23rd, 2009, 09:38 PM
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thank you so much, that helps a lot!

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April 24th, 2009, 12:55 AM
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my baby had one 2 weeks ago at phoenix children's. Very easy procedure- no real recovery issues other than she was tired all day. Our biggest problem was that she was not allowed to have anything to eat the AM of and this really upset her- she is not used to being denied food!! BTW she is 18 months old.
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April 24th, 2009, 07:38 PM
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My middle son had an endoscopy when he was 10 months old. The hardest part was the denial of food in the morning, but they do the little kids first thing in the am. He was given a relaxant, I didn't ask what kind of medication, and I took him back to the OR and stayed with him while they put him under anesthesia. Once he was asleep I left and the nurse took me back to the room. I don't recall how long it took but it was not too long. Afterward he was cranky and hungry. He was still connected to iv fluids. They let him have a bottle of pedialyte first. Once he sucked that down and he was still crying and obviously hungry then they let him have a bottle of formula. The worst part was that he still didn't have too much control over himself and was flopping all over the place and cranky and crying and just didn't know what was going on. Once we were discharged and he slept off the anesthesia there were no other issues. Good Luck.

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April 24th, 2009, 09:36 PM
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thanks ladies!! I am feeling much better now.

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April 25th, 2009, 10:40 PM
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Milo did, but it was during other surgery, so he was fully out. I think that he was fine. I've had them as an adult, and I just coughed a little from an irritated throat afterward.

I hope that everything goes well!
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