Once at the hospital, you will report to the Admitting Department or the Emergency Department to be registered.
Upon arrival on the transplant unit, the team will be waiting for you to begin the preparation for surgery. A lot of things need to happen before surgery in a short time, including chest x-ray, blood tests, vital signs, height, weight and IV insertion.
As soon as your child is ready for the operating room, we will take you to the second floor to surgery. Your child will go into the operating room and the transplant coordinator on call will take you to the surgery waiting room, which is also on the second floor.
It is good to take breaks with your family to eat and rest, but be sure to tell the transplant coordinator where you will be in case of an update, which will occur periodically throughout the procedure.
After surgery, you will see your child pass the surgery waiting room in their bed on the way to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Your nurse will notify you when you may see your child.