Stories provide a helpful way for children to learn more about the steps in their health care experience and understand what's expected of everyone during their hospital stay. You can print one of the following stories with the photos and text provided, or delete some or all of the text and add your own for personalization.
Jan 01, 1970, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM, St. Paul
This week's grand rounds will feature:
Hannah Kiresuk lost the stuffed cow that had been through more than 30 surgeries and 300 days in the hospital with her, so Children's nurses and others helped her find a new pal.
Leah underwent multiple surgeries before she was 5 months old so that she could share her big personality and infectious smile with the world.
Hammy has been with Hannah Kiresuk through more than 30 surgeries and 300 days of hospital stays.
Joseph Lillegard, MD, PhD, Joins Midwest Fetal Care Center as Research Director and Pediatric Surgeon
Dr. Gigi Chawla joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to talk about what parents can do to prepare kids for surgery.
Elijah was born deaf, but technology gives him the power to hear the world around him.
When your surgery is over you will stop getting the sleep medicine and you will be moved on a bed with wheels to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. We call it the PACU or sometimes the recovery room. You will begin to wake up and a recovery room nurse will be taking care of you. The nurse will check your temperature, heart, breathing, and blood pressure. You will feel sleepy and maybe a little dizzy. Tell your nurse if anything hurts. Your nurse can give you medicine to help you feel better.
You will be given anesthesia, and you may feel like you are "floating" as you go to sleep.