Your child can eat whatever he/she wants the day before the procedure. After midnight the day of the procedure, your child may have no solid food, milk or soy products. Your child may have clear liquids until four hours before the procedure. Then your child is to have nothing to eat or drink until the endoscopy procedure is completed. Clear liquids include any liquid that you can see through and is liquid at room temperature. Examples include:
- Apple juice
- Chicken broth
Note: Do NOT give your child red liquids.
Encourage your child to drink these fluids. When coming to the hospital, your child can wear anything he/she feels comfortable in; pajamas, sweat suits, shorts, etc. You will report to Same Day Surgery registration on the third floor of Location B (Hospital Tower). Please arrive 90 minutes before your child's scheduled procedure. This extra time allows you to fill out paperwork, sign the surgical consent, and get your child checked in (weight, height, blood pressure, etc.). You will also talk with a doctor about the medicines used for anesthesia.