I would like to ask a few questions of my own first. Is your son's surgeon a paediatric surgeon? Is the hospital a paediatric hospital or a child friendly hospital?I would prefer your son to be looked after at the Red Cross Children's Hospital or failing that by a paediatric surgeon like Dr Rob Brown in Cape Town. After all that your son has been through you cannot afford to have any further problems. The time frames mentioned by your paediatrician seem about right and he will need a short period in ICU or High Care after the operation.Tayden may need a stronger pain medicine than Empaped but the surgeon and the anaesthetist will advise you about this.
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