Your child will need to recover from the incision where the lung formation was located. After surgery, they will either be in the recovery room or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The duration of their stay depends on how severe the lung formations were before the surgery, your child’s recovery rate and how quickly they can go back to regular feeding.
Your child’s discharge depends on how things play out after surgery. For the hospital to discharge your child, they must meet the following:
- Take pain medication orally
- Be free of infections
- Have an average body temperature
- Be fed regularly without difficulty
In cases where your child is discharged after one week, the surgeon will typically schedule a follow-up visit two to three weeks after surgery to ensure that the incision is healing correctly.
If your child is admitted for more than a week, the surgeon will closely monitor them while they are still in the hospital.