How can anesthesia affect my child after surgery?

Anesthesia affects each child differently. After surgery, your child may have nausea (feel like throwing up), vomit, cry, be agitated, have trouble with his balance (fall easily), or forget how to cope with difficult situations and act younger than usual. Please ask for help when your child needs to get out of bed or use the bathroom.

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