Questions Children Ask About Surgery
Do I feel anything during the surgery?
No. The doctor will give you a special medicine that will help you go to sleep during surgery. You will not have to try to go to sleep because the medicine will tell your body what to do. This sleep is different from when you sleep at home. You do not have to feel tired or try to go to sleep because the medicine will do all the work for you. When your surgery is done, the doctor will stop giving you the sleeping medicine and you will start to wake up. You will wake up very slowly and will probably feel tired and sleepy most of the day.
What will I look like in the operating room?
You will look like you are sleeping. Your eyes will be closed and you will lie very still. You will be covered by the hospital gown and sheets except for the spot that the doctor needs to see for your surgery.
What do I have to do?
Ask the doctors and nurses any questions you have. You can even bring a stuffed animal or toy to be with you during your surgery. Listen carefully to the doctors and nurses and give honest answers to any questions they ask you, so they can give you the best care.
Who will be in the operating room?
Usually, there are four people in the operating room. Some of the people you will see are a nurse, your doctor, the anesthesiologist (person who will give you the sleepy medicine) and someone to help the doctor.