One of the sweeter (and louder) moments in the Operating Room is when the children come out from under anesthesia after a successful surgery. They blearily blink at the strangers around them as they shake off the confusion of drug induced sleep and, inevitably, let out an ear-piercing cry. What swiftly follows is an absolute tantrum as they adjust to the stimuli surrounding them, and the pain in their mouths.
From this moment they are transferred to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit.
In the Post Anesthesia Care Unit they are monitored and comforted by CURE nurses who rub their stomachs and shoulders, whispering sorry baby, sorry.
When the child is stable and calm, they are returned to their mothers arms and monitored for the first couple of days of recovery before being released home to enjoy renewed health and a life transformed.