My child has a cold. Should they have surgery?
Dr. Jennifer Sheehan answers the question: My child has a cold; should they have surgery?
Dr. Sheehan: It depends on how sick they are. If they are not eating, not playing, and are running a fever, they are too sick for elective surgery and it is not safe to proceed, but if they just have a stuffy nose and some congestion from that, but they are eating, playing, and they don’t have a fever, and their pediatrician has said it is safe to proceed, we will listen to their hearts and lungs and make sure that they are cleared to go to surgery.