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Mumsnetters aren't necessarily qualified to help if your child is unwell. If you have any serious medical concerns, we would urge you to consult your GP.

DS is having an op on Monday but he has a cold

(3 Posts)
notso Sat 20-Apr-13 23:29:12

Will they still do it?

LittleMissLucy Sun 21-Apr-13 06:59:10

I think it depends very much on their individual policy, but I understand that unless the child is running a fever its normally ok to go ahead - but this is only from my friend whose son has had several operations and one while he did have a slight cold.

NaturalBaby Sun 21-Apr-13 07:07:50

I doubt it. My ds had a very slight runny nose and was otherwise fit and healthy and they advised me to wait until he was 100% healthy. The operation wasn't urgent so they said it would be better to wait. The risks were pushing the infection down into his chest when they put tubes in and causing a chest infection.

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