Quoting MumsTheWord571:I'd probably be honest with him to his maturity level.
If he will be asleep- tell him the doctors will give him a shot to make him go to sleep. Then they will fix his arm and when they're done it will be able to get all better. That I am NOT leaving the hospital while he's with the doctor and will by his side as soon as he wakes up. Then I'd likely buy him a special "big boy" gift for after the surgery.
Phenegran (sp?) or half a valium should mentally prepare him. Nothing you can say will make getting put to sleep and cut open less scary. A medicine to relax him and make him not care is the only thing you can really do that will help. I would call and ask the peds for something to calm him down for tonight.
had to take my at the time my three year old for dental surgery, and i just woke him up and took him and they sedated him, then took him in did his teeth and then brought him back out it took about 30 give or take they let us stay in recovery for about 20 minutes then kicks us out the door... really not much you can do just tell them their sick/need some thing fixed, and that they will not feel it they will go to sleep and be comfy cozy and when they get out you will be there waiting for them to wake up with some 7 up or something that normally gets them jazzed:)
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