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Posted by: Nini | 2004/12/01

Surgery

My 15 month daughter is due for surgery in a month's time to open her tear duct which has given problems with teariness since birth.

How do we prepare such a small person for surgery? diet or otherwise. Is it safe, is there any criteria we should look out for in the eye doctor? anything we need to mention upfront or tell him to do i.e. too much oxygen risk?

She takes an antihistamine everyday long term for food and other allergies. Do we need to stop this before surgery and how long before, when do we give it to her again after?
She is due for MMR but we would like to wait until after surgery, how long after given the anaesthetic lingers in the body should we safely take her for the MMR and chicken pox vacc?

Just wondering or maybe none of the above are important, just dont know though. THanks for a good good service, u the BEST!

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Nini, it is a small operation and you don’t have to worry or do something special. You can take her for the MMR 2 weeks before or after the surgery (after will probably be better). You can keep on giving her her medication up to the day before the operation. Good luck.

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