Based on dougies experience...........didn't hurt much, paracetamol worked just fine for the one dose he got, we stopped off at mcdonalds for lunch an hour after he came round, and he rode his bike down to school to collect his brothers a coupe of hours later. Good luck.
I was happy drugged, not under general. Did not feel a thing although I was slightly aware of the process. My nurse had me take 2 hydrococone before I went down. I had discomfort over the site for a few days, especially if I walked much. Not a big deal.
My little guy didn't complain at all afterward. He was not sent home with any pain relief and we didn't even give him Tylenol. He was below 5, they put a bandage on of coarse but when we changed it I was shocked how little blood there was... I didn't personally go through it, so I can't say it was a breeze but by the way he reacted it did seem to be pretty easy on him..
Thank you everyone. That makes me feel a bit better reading your replies. It seems really strange that there isn't loads of bleeding. Hannah had a blood test the other day and blood was dripping all down her arm from that so it would seem really strange then if the bone marrow biopsy didn't bleed loads. I will soon find out.
My 3yr old just had a bone marrow biopsy last week. He didn't complain of pain at all and was playing around as soon as he came back to his room at the hospital. I was expecting him to be in pain, but instead he was very pleasant and very very hungry!
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