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Toddler Op to Remove Cyst - scared of general anaesthetic!

(5 Posts)
sasamax Fri 19-Sep-08 16:36:39

This morning the consultant Paed told us that my 2.5 yr old had a cyst on his foreskin which was to be removed under general anaesthetic. (This won't happen until he is out of nappies so I said any time after Jan as potty training still a work in progress) Anyway, i am absolutely terrified of the anaesthetic as he had a reaction to his first immunisations at 2 months (although none after this).
I have absolute faith in the surgeon and it's a minor op but how can I calm down about the GA?? Any anaesthetists who can put my mind at rest, or other mums been through something similar? Am I doing the right thing by getting this done?

sasamax Fri 19-Sep-08 20:29:08


SallyLW Sat 20-Sep-08 17:47:08

My son had a general anaesthetic at around the same age to correct an undescended testicle. I too tortured myself that it was going to go horribly wrong.He too has a sensitivity to innoculations.
Please dont worry.The risk of anything going wrong with a general anaesthetic on a child is soooo small its not even worth a thought.My son was fine and had no adverse reaction aftrewards. Talk through your concerns with your surgeon/ anaesthetist. Remember, they wouldnt do it for a minor conditon if the risk was great. Good luck!!

dippica Sat 20-Sep-08 18:32:36

Both my boys had testes descended surgically at a young age, and have since had one other GA each (one appendix and one leaky heart valve!) - its horrible for the parents of course- they look so tiny and vulnerable etc, but try not to worry - the anaesthetists know what they're doing...

Take some tissues for when the nurse walks you back to the ward to wait (I was a blubbing wreck, she said she was quite used to it!), get a good hot cup of sweet tea and a trashy magazine and it'll soon be over.

sasamax Sat 20-Sep-08 22:50:12

Thanks so much for the lovely advice and support. It really helps to know that other people have been through this - I know it sounds so trivial but it's really worrying me. I'm particularly glad that Sallylw's son also is funny with innoculations - I was convinced that this was a terrible sign.
Thanks girls xx

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