On 20170713, I brought Little Prince for a paediatric anaesthesia pre-surgery review and asked about drugs that are used for his surgical procedure.
More alarming, child deaths from both local and general anesthesia have been reported.
According to Stanford, “medications currently used for sedation have the same toxicities as general anesthetic agents.”
According to a study in Minnesota, children receiving 2/> anesthetics, have an increased risk for learning disability.
However, in children exposed to a single anesthetic, no statistically significant association between receiving general anesthesia and poor academic performance, according to studies performed in Denmark, Netherlands, and by Mayo.
Below are the drugs that the pediatric anaesthetist told us:
Effects: can cause dizziness/drowsiness
Concerning effects (need to inform doctors asap): weak/shallow breathing, hives, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Effects: agitation, dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting
Concerning effects: neurotoxicity, do not use it if a patient has or has a history of severely high body temperature.
Functions: neuromuscular blockers
Concerning effects: bronchospasm (hence difficulty in breathing)