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    DS1 is due to have grommets put in in a couple of weeks. We have to travel a 6hr drive to get to the childrens hospital where it is being done so we are planning to drive there the day before his operation and stay with family. We were initially going to drive back the day after his operation but now are wondering if it would be better to stay another day close to the hospital to give him time to recover before the long drive home.

    How did your child go after their grommet surgery? Were they back to normal the next day or was there some pain/tiredness/grumpiness/nausea/anything else? Do you think we should stay the extra day?

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    DS had grommets put in last year. He had another 3 ear, nose and throat ops at the same time and he was fine the next day. A bit less energetic and spirited than normal, but other than that he was fine. We stayed overnight in hospital and he was home the following morning. He spent the rest of that second day on the couch just watching movies. So yeah, that was with 4 ops at once and not just grommets.

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    My ds had grommets at 15 months and I took 2 days off work. He was first on the morning list, so it was 5am start for us on the day of his op. We were home by 1pm and he had a rest then seemed fine. The next day he was perfectly fine (and saying new words!) and I wondered why I stayed home for a 2nd day.

    But, if you've got a 6 hour drive, then you could be quite tired after the stress of the op/etc. I would plan to stay for the 2nd day, but if you feel fine go home early.


 

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