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24 hours after
- Physical Therapy (PT) will come today to help your child sit and take steps.
- Occupation Therapy (OT) will help your child with arm stretches and taking care of his/her personal hygiene.
- Sit next to bed at least 3 times today.
- Stand or walk in room 3 times today.
- Chew mint gum.
- Continue to advance eating food as your child tolerates.
- Your child will be getting medicine for nausea in his/her IV.
- Constipation medicines will be given throughout the day. Medicine may include a combination of:
- Colace (docusate - stool softener) - in the morning
- Senna (a laxative) - in the morning & afternoon
- Miralax (mixed with juice, water, soda, or sport drink) - in the morning & evening. If given Miralax, your child must drink it within 20 minutes for it to help with bowel movements.
- Enemeez (a 1 teaspoon enema) - in the evening if child does not have a bowel movement
- The Pain Team will come by and make adjustments based on how often your child used the pain button & based on how much pain he/she is having.
- Continue anti-inflammatory (Ketorolac) in the IV
- Begin using liquid or pills for many pain medicines. We often use:
- Tylenol (acetaminophen)
- Valium (diazepam)
- Child Life Specialists can help with distraction and other techniques to help with pain.
- Lab will come draw blood to check blood counts.
- Continue with IV fluids.
- Continue with tubes & drains such as the catheter & drain in the back.
- We will check bandages often.
About our orthopedic care
Meet Dr. Thometz and learn about our Orthopedic Program.
Our nurse triage team is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to assist with appointments and referrals.
It's important to know what your options are. We can provide expert opinions to verify or give more information about an initial diagnosis. Contact the Spine program today.