Thursday my 14 month old will be going to get a heart echo done and they told me that he'll have to be sedated. I understand why it needs to be done but it still upsets me and scares me. Any mom out there that has had their 1 yr old sedated? How did you handle this? I know I'm going to cry. I'm very sensitive when it comes to my kids. They told me I will have to hold him while they do it and I just keep picturing me in my head him going limp and it upsets me even more.
Answer by reigndrops12689 at 10:51 PM on Sep. 21, 2010
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Answer by AmiJanell at 12:15 PM on Sep. 22, 2010
I don't think they are going to put him to sleep, I doubt it for an echo (in fact I don't know WHY they would sedate just for an ECHO... it's like an ultrasound basically) But they will probably just give some "goofy juice" that makes them relax and not freak out... so he will stay still for it.
I'm a pediatrics RN and we don't sedate for ECHO's... we do sometimes for other tests like MRI... but it's conscious sedation, not when they put them to sleep... just make them relax.
Answer by AmiJanell at 11:00 PM on Sep. 21, 2010