After the Sedation Procedure
What to Do When You Go Home From the Hospital
When the test or procedure is complete, if the child received medication for relaxation or sleep he or she will be transferred to a recovery area. The child will be monitored until the medication wears off and he or she is awake and able to drink fluids. This usually takes one to three hours.
The child will stay in the recovery area for at least one hour. Parents can stay with their child while they are in the recovery area. After one hour, and once the child is awake and able to drink fluids without vomiting, he or she will be discharged. If an IV was inserted, it will be taken out when the child is awake and ready to go home.