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Grand Rounds: Advances in fetal surgery

Sep 29, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, St. Paul

This week's grand rounds will feature:

Children’s patient receives new surgery buddy

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

Baby Leah’s journey: ‘I knew she was special from the beginning’

Leah underwent multiple surgeries before she was 5 months old so that she could share her big personality and infectious smile with the world.

Help find patient’s lost stuffed cow

Hammy has been with Hannah Kiresuk through more than 30 surgeries and 300 days of hospital stays.

Midwest Fetal Care Center recruits one of the nation’s top genetic therapy researchers

Joseph Lillegard, MD, PhD, Joins Midwest Fetal Care Center as Research Director and Pediatric Surgeon

Ask Dr. Gigi

Preparing kids for surgery

Dr. Gigi Chawla joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to talk about what parents can do to prepare kids for surgery.

Elijah cochlear implants

Cochlear implants give Elijah new life

Elijah was born deaf, but technology gives him the power to hear the world around him.

Kids – what happens after surgery

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.

Kids – what happens during surgery

You will be given anesthesia, and you may feel like you are "floating" as you go to sleep.

Kids – what happens before surgery

You will get ready for surgery in the pre-op area. It's good to have a favorite toy or blanket along with you. You'll be given an ID bracelet with your name and birth date on it. It's important to wear this all the time because the ID bracelet helps us take good care of you.