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Along with better anesthesia, most anesthesiologists and surgeons give anti-emetics such as Zofran.

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My husband had to go in for a fasting blood test.....and they told him he could have coffee before the test...

 

 

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@Big Joanie wrote:

Doesn't anybody listein to instructions ??   This is standard operating

procedure for any sugery ....When they say no eating or drinking why

do people think it is a joke ....no sympathy ....hope they charge you

something for the wasted time of staff and hospital ....


 

I'm with you. Doctors and hospitals drill it into everyone that you can't eat or drink after a certain time.  It also cost the hospital and doctor a lot of time and money.  

 

For those who responded to you with snark must not realize the cost involved.  Reserving a surgery room is expensive....let alone staff, nurses, medications, etc etc.  It's not a matter of you needing a hug or being "perfect", it's a matter of respect and responsibility.  

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@Big Joanie wrote:

Doesn't anybody listein to instructions ??   This is standard operating

procedure for any sugery ....When they say no eating or drinking why

do people think it is a joke ....no sympathy ....hope they charge you

something for the wasted time of staff and hospital ....


 

Absolutely! I feel the same as Big Joanie! Scheduled for surgery I wouldn't think of drinking anything other than water hours before! Yep, must read instructions given out! 

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I understand BLACK coffee might be permissible.