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Old 11-24-2012, 09:44 PM   #9
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Re: surgery $$ ?

Originally Posted by ktmelody View Post

The one thing I will say is do not consent to general anesthesia in a dental office. Make sure it is done at a surgery center or hospital with a pediatric anesthesiologist.

My son had an extreme reaction to the anesthesia when he had his tonsils out and ended up in the hospital for a week. He could not keep his oxygen levels up, and he crashed twice within 6 hours of the surgery. After going through that with him, there is no way I would do childhood surgery not at a hospital, and since we have 2 in town, I would fight for it to be at a children's hospital. It was really scary, and at one point, I thought we might lose him. They had to resuscitate him twice. We always joke about the masks on the walls in hospital rooms. We don't joke anymore. He was on oxygen while sleeping for 2 months after that.

Definitely don't consent for anesthesia in a dentist's office.
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