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Teen Surgery

What happens in the recovery room?
A recovery nurse will help you to wake up after your surgery. If you need anything, please let her know. It is normal to feel dizzy or sleepy when you first start to wake up. Your parents will meet you in recovery, and you will get some juice, a Popsicle, crackers or a combination of all of them before you go home. When the nurse and doctor say you are ready and if you are not staying overnight, then you will be able to go home. The nurse will take all of the monitors off and will take your IV out. A band-aid or piece of gauze and tape will be placed where the IV was removed. You can then get dressed in your clothes and will be taken out to the car in a wheelchair. Your parents will be given instructions on how to take care of you while you are getting better.