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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.
Speak to a nurse
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.
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