Anesthesia is a medical treatment that prevents patients from feeling pain during surgery. According to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, millions of people safely undergo surgery with anesthesia every year. As a matter of fact, WebMD reported that experts believe anesthesia is one of the safest areas of health care today. Still, the idea of putting our kids under anesthesia might make us nauseated, but sometimes it is necessary.
It’s important to find out what kind of anesthesia will be given to your child. General anesthesia means your child will be asleep, Regional anesthesia is when one large part of the body is numbed and local anesthesia is when one small part of the body is numbed. If general anesthesia is used, the anesthesiologist will start transitioning your child from being awake to the sleepy state in the operating room. The anesthesiologist will monitor your child’s vitals while they are sedated.
After surgery, the anesthesiologist will reverse the anesthesia process to help your child wake up. They will be taken to a recovery room and monitored very closely to make sure everything is going smooth. Once your child is stable you will be asked to join them during the rest of their recovery period. It will typically take 45 minutes to an hour to recover from anesthesia but the recovery time could be longer depending on your child and the medication given. Some of the common side effects are feeling groggy or loopy, confused, chilly, nauseated, scared, alarmed or even sad.
Once we are in the recovery room with our child our nerves should start to calm down. Leave it to the kids to lift our spirits once they start talking. Some of the best videos on the internet are of kids coming out of anesthesia. The things they say are hilarious! We know that anesthesia is serious, but when it’s all over and everything is okay, we deserve to relieve some stress by having a good hard laugh at our kids. Check out these 15 videos of the most comical kids coming out of anesthesia!
15 David After Dentist
7-year old David had a tooth removed due to Hyperdontia, which means he had an extra tooth. This video was taken in the parking lot of the dentist office after the procedure. His silly behavior lasted for a few hours and then he was back to his normal self.
14 Dubai Was Lit
Brandon plays baseball and broke his arm. When he woke up from being under anesthesia he truly believed he had recently taken a trip to Dubai. The details of his trip are hilarious!
13 Everything Looks Weird
A little girl coming out of anesthesia at Children's Hospital tells everybody they look weird, but was polite enough to say mommy not to sound mean but you look weird.
12 Alex After Anesthesia
Alex got his wisdom teeth out and his brother was there to capture the aftermath on video and boy are we glad he did - This video is hilarious! David wants to go to Disneyland, thinks he can drive, and thinks he is no longer wise. The more you watch the funnier it gets!
11 Hi People - I Am Awake
A little girl broke her arm three hours into summer break. She was trying to do a back handspring. When she wakes up she lets everyone know - she's uuuuupppp!
10 Loopy Lauren
Lauren broke both bones in her arm doing a round-off at her brothers game. Watch the whole thing to hear her hilarious comments such as "that doctors HOT" and "I farted."
9 Ellen's Biggest Fan
This girl is a huge Ellen fan! Her mom said that after having knee surgery she repeatedly asked for Ellen for about four hours before the anesthesia started wearing off. There is no mention of Ellen until about 5 minutes into the video but her corky comments will keep you laughing from beginning to end.
This boy was in a snowboarding accident where he broke his clavicle (collar bone). This video takes place after the surgery and shows the effects of anesthesia. He hallucinates some of the funniest things ever!
7 Giggle Juice
4 year old boy has "giggle juice" before surgery and his parents are having a great time messing with him!
When a 7 year old had a minor procedure and when she woke up she had a slight (temporary) personality change - and she is hilarious!
5 There's Two Of You - OMG
This girl is feeling awesome after getting a pin in her arm!
4 Butterfly, Butterfly, Fly, Fly, Away
Gwen wakes up after having her arm reset. She had two broken bones in her wrists. She remembers nothing but has a lot to say!
3 Luke Bryan Fan
Luke Bryan's number one fan wakes up from anesthesia and has a vivid dream about him that she thinks is real life.
2 Quit Laughing You Dirt Hole
Maya is waking up from an upper G.I. scope and she is still loopy from the anesthesia.
1 Brother And Sister After Anesthesia
This brother sister duo had their wisdom teeth removed on the same day which makes this video double hilarious!