DD (7) is to have two molars removed under GA. She suffers with anxiety and just the appointment and x-rays taken were enough for her, although she was very brave!
Not sure how she's going to cope on the day. Obviously will ask info at her pre-admission but just wondering whether it's usually the mask or cannula, if they have to wear a hospital gown etc and how long it takes? Want to get her prepared without keeping mentioning it if that's possible.
I would expect her to be in a gown. I would also expect that someone can go into the anesthetic room with her. Usually, they put them to sleep by mask - which is fast as they are told to take some deep breaths - and then ask you to leave before then sorting the other bits. It is fine. It is odd to watch the first time, but she will be okay. You then get called into recovery as she is brought back round from it.
I've had a couple myself and was always really cross when they brought me round as I was having a nice sleep.
🙋🏼 my Ds1 had his top for teeth removed at just 18-ish months! He was admitted as a day patient, he got to wear his own pjs, and honestly he was back in the recovery room and awake, before I'd made it down there in the lifts! Whole thing took like, 10 minutes. They used gas to knock him out He was back in recovery at say, 12. They gave him something to eat, and we were driving home by 12:30 (they heavily suggested we leave, as he'd started running up and down the ward like a mad thing by this point 😂) DS1 has Autism so didn't really understand what was happening, but the whole thing didn't effect him in the slightest!
Dd2 had about five teeth out when she was 5. (There is something wrong with her enamel. Plus she didn't sleep for more than 20 mins at a time as a baby so was bf constantly during the night til two and apparently this was the main cause of the decay.) I found the GA upsetting but she was fine with it - she did get upset when she came round though and her mouth was bleeding. I had a mini dvd player thing and she basically clamped herself onto that and hid under the covers - she is v anxious and I think has ASD. But it all healed really quickly and she was totally fine. Hope it all goes well.