It is very important your child adheres to the fasting rules prior to his or her surgery. The safest way for your child to receive anesthesia is on an empty stomach.
As a general rule, your child should not eat or drink anything after 11 PM on the night before his or her procedure. If procedure is scheduled after 10 AM, your child may have up to one cup or 8 oz of water or clear liquids up to three hours before scheduled time of procedure. Clear liquids are any type of liquid that you can see through clearly when poured into a glass, such as Gatorade and apple juice. There should be no solid material floating in the liquid, such as orange juice. Absolutely no milk or dairy. During fasting time, your child may be instructed to take certain medications with a little water. If criteria is not followed, your child's procedure may be postponed or cancelled.