Preparing for that day-Surgery

After reviewing and experiencing that day called surgery day, we felt as if no one practice could be entered as like “How it should be”.  Each Hospital, Pediatric cardiology surgery team does things a bit different and has possibly different procedures.  All definitely have different admitting procedures.  So to give a better selection of examples of what to expect we thought it would be best to give several links to several hospitals.  This in no way recommends one way is better than another but as of today our own experiences only lay with a great hospital Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital.  Although we are quite pleased with Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in saving our son’s life, this is not an exhaustive list of hospitals by any means but hopefully will give a more complete general idea of what to do and expect.

Preparing for heart surgery:

Day of Surgery – Texas Children’s Hospital

Preparing for Surgery – Medical City Children’s Hospital

Preparing children and their families for heart surgery – Corience

Open-Heart Surgery – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Other information – Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital

Children’s Heart Center – Pediatric Heart Surgery and Treatment for Congenital Heart Defects

Pediatric Heart Surgery Outcomes by Age Group

Cardiothoracic Surgery – Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital

As you can see, Each hospital has different procedures.  I hope this will prepare you for how that day – Surgery day, will be like.  Each of our journeys will be completely different to our son or daughter as well as us the parents.  Be aware though, since each of our journeys will be unique there really is no possible way to prepare one for that day 100%.

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