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x-posted in Health and Healing and Life w/ a Babe<br><br>
My DS2 will undergo outpatient surgery ( in about a week ) for inguinial hernia/ hydrocele which will require general anesthesia. My question to all of you wise women is what can I do / use ( homeopathy, herbal, f. essences, bodywork, etc. ) to lessen the effects of trauma and speed a healthy recovery besides Arnica and Rescue Remedy?<br><br>
Thanks so much!
 

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I don't have any recommendations of anything to use, but my son had the inguinal surgery done when he was about two months old.<br><br>
He had about a month where he didn't gain much weight afterwards, but has been doing well ever since. Now you can't even see the scar!
 

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DS2 had open heart surgery at 2 weeks old and breastfeeding helped him to heal quickly. We are now doing craniosacral therapy to help him let go of the trauma and hopefully stop his nightmares. We did use Tylenol when he came home for pain - not exactly homeopathic but I wanted to be positive he was not in pain.
 

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The pain thing is something I'm trying to figure out. They told me that they'll use a tylenol suppository while he is there and then to use the T as well when we come home for pain. I asked them if there was something else to use for the pain b/c my concern is that if his temp. were to rise to fight off something after the surgery than the T would supress that and that is counter productive to me. I believe that fevers play an important healing role in a child. . .<br>
They also tried to tell me that I am not allowed back in the recovery room while he is still under, but they will come get DH and I when he wakes up. UMM, EXCUSE ME? WHAT??!!! No way. I am going to insist that we be with him. I can't imagine him possibly waking w/o me. . .They said they allow translators back when there is a language barrier. Well, who speaks my childs language better than his mama, right?<br>
We have to be at the outpatient surgery center a 6:30AM tomorrow. I am trying to surrond myself and my family with the most postive, healthy energy possible right now, but gosh- I am more than a bit nervous . . .<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
Jillian- I LOVE CST! We did a bunch after Enzo came home from the NICU. I'm in the process of trying to find a new therapist near us as I write this.
 

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They wouldn't allow me back there either, but did get me as soon as he woke up in recovery. I think they think you may be too distracting for them to get the work done quickly with no distractions, but I am only theorizing there. Either that or they could be afraid you'd be too upset to see you child knocked out. You could always ask why.
 

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They didn't allow us back until about 30 mins after Evan came out of surgery because they had to get him "settled in". I personally believe it is a CYA type thing on the hospital's part.
 
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