Care at home after a day surgery

To download a printable version of this document, click here.

Activities
  • Quiet activities today with close supervision.
  • Resume regular activities according to your surgeon’s instructions.
School
May go back to school as specified by his surgeon

Bath
May have a bath the next day

Specific instructions

Medication
For pain, give Acetaminophen (Tylenol or Tempra) every 4 hours if needed.

Diet
  • Give water, apple juice, popsicle, flat Ginger ale or Jell-O for one to two hours. 
  • If tolerated, proceed with a soft diet such as soup, yogourt, ice cream and cereal.
  • Tomorrow, he/she may be given a normal diet.

Parents please note
If you are concerned, please call the Montreal Children's Hospital at 514-412-4400 and ask for the physician on call, or come to the emergency room of the hospital.

Thao Le, N. & Julie Drolet, N. - Preoperative Assessment Clinic
Post-anesthesia Care Unit
7C Surgical Unit

Surgery (Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery)

  • Room B04.2439.1, GLEN site
  • To book an appointment:
    • Phone: 514-412-4040
    • Fax: 514-412-4288
    • Email: rendezvouschildren@muhc.mcgill.ca
  • To reach the administrative offices:
    • 514-412-4497 (Dr. Emil)
    • 514-412-4438 (Dr. Puligandla & Dr. Wissanji)
    • 514-412-4388 (Dr. Shaw)
    • 514-412-4498 (Dr. Poenaru & Dr. Laberge)