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Old 05-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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DS getting ear tubes tomorrow at 10 am - NPO after midnight?!

DS saw the ENT this afternoon. He's had lots of ear infections, and after hearing we're going on vacation next week the ENT wanted to get him scheduled for tubes ASAP. Which means tomorrow morning. Yikes!

Anyway, he's scheduled to have the procedure at 10 am. The nurse said he can't have anything to eat or drink after midnight. Really? 10 hours before the procedure?

I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me the guidelines they've been given for something similar. He normally nurses several times at night so it's going to be tough no matter what. The nurse said that if he does need something he can have water or apple juice before 3 am. But a friend of mine whose son had major surgery was told he could have clear liquids until 3 or 4 hours prior to surgery.

I'd love some input (and advice for how to handle a baby who wants to nurse but isn't allowed to!). Thanks!
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